Lego halts Overwatch 2 set while it re-evaluates partnership with Activision Blizzard

Lego's Overwatch 2 Titan set
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Lego has said it is putting the release of its Overwatch 2 (opens in new tab) Titan set on hold while the toymaker reviews its relationship with Activision Blizzard. The set was announced back in mid-December and was set to go on sale on February 2, but The Lego Group appears to have taken a back seat in order to evaluate its partnership with the developer following months of sexual assault and workplace harassment allegations (opens in new tab).

In a statement to Brick Fanatics (opens in new tab), a Lego spokesperson confirmed that it's paused Titan's release date, saying: "We are currently reviewing our partnership with Activision Blizzard, given concerns about the progress being made to address continuing allegations regarding workplace culture, especially the treatment of female colleagues and creating a diverse and inclusive environment. While we complete the review, we will pause the release of a Lego Overwatch 2 product which was due to go on sale on February 1, 2022."

Considering the allegations came months before the announcement of the set, it's a surprise that Lego has made a u-turn so close to its release date. It's also surprising that a Lego set was due to release for a game that isn't even going to see the light of day for at least another year. Both Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4 have seen delays into 2023—while protests against Bobby Kotick (opens in new tab) remaining in his position as CEO are ongoing.

Mollie Taylor
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