Activision draws heat over ignoring accessibility requirements as its stock continues tumbling

Mean elf.

It’s safe to say that Activision Blizzard took a bit of a drubbing after BlizzCon (you could read all about it on your cell phone, which we’re sure you have), but now it’s sunny times. Wait… no, not sunny times, the opposite of that. Cloudy times. See, the company’s recently released the Spyro Reignited Trilogy without any subtitles for deaf or hearing-impaired players, and then managed to address that omission with a statement that certainly sounds like “we decided there wasn’t enough money in subtitles to make it worth bothering.”

While it might not have been the intent, it’s another black eye for the company as its stocks tumble once again. It’s down 19% since the start of the year, and while stock prices can always swing up or down and it’s not a sign of imminent collapse, it’s not exactly going to make anyone who owns stock – or people who are supposed to keep the company’s stock up – feel happy. (Although they probably are more unhappy about Destiny 2 underperforming and kicking off a steady stream of unhappiness.)

Source: Ars Technica, Motley Fool, NASDAQ; thanks to Serrenity for the tip!
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