Bobby Kotick: Embattled Activision CEO faces uncertain future

Scandal ridden Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick who faced calls to be removed, may have an out in the form of a buyout of his company by Microsoft. — Getty Images/AFP

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick built a video game empire with flagship titles like "World of Warcraft", but he could lose control of it after a whopping Microsoft buyout deal announced Tuesday.

As Activision has been ensnared in allegations that the firm discriminated against women employees, he has weathered calls to step down from some of his workers and critics.

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