Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick reportedly arrived late and left early from a “fireside chat” meeting meant to reassure Activision Blizzard employees about the future.

As reported by The Washington Post, the meeting, which was supposed to last half an hour and was billed as a “fireside chat”, reportedly lasted just 16 minutes after Kotick himself showed up seven minutes late and ended the meeting early.

Kotick reportedly discussed a number of issues during the meeting, including the future of the company as it prepares to begin life under Microsoft and the CEO’s own status within the company. Sources told the Washington Post that they became suspicious about potential layoffs after Kotick told those in attendance that “the transition will be smooth because [Microsoft is] committed to retaining as many of our employees as possible.”

During the meeting, Kotick reiterated that he would remain CEO of the company throughout the transition process and for as long as Microsoft needed him thereafter. “This is a company that I’ve been with for 31 years now, and other than my children, there is nothing more important to me than this company,” said Kotick.

“I can tell you that I am committed to the company [to] stay in my role Once the deal closes, I have made a commitment to Microsoft to stay on for as long as necessary to ensure we have a great integration and transition.”

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