Activision Blizzard Issues Update and Clarification Regarding Diversity Space Tool
Following community backlash regarding the Diversity Space Tool revealed earlier today, Activision Blizzard has issued a follow up statement and edited their blog post to clarify that the tool is not currently being used in active game development and has only been tested internally.
Somewhat predictably, the original post was met by a great deal of derision and accusation from a public audience already skeptical due to Activision Blizzard's recent line of controversies.
King's Diversity Space Tool: A Leap Forward for Inclusion In Gaming
Activision Blizzard has released a new blog detailing their Diversity Space Tool: a new system for character design developed by King and the MIT Game Lab which translates elements of diversity into character attributes.
WoW Classic Character Clone Service Retiring Soon
The option to clone characters to Classic Era Realms and Burning Crusade Classic is coming to an end soon, likely because of the upcoming transition into Wrath of the Lich King Classic. The Character Clone Service will be retired on July 26, 2022.
The World of Warcraft®: Burning Crusade Classic™ Character Clone service will soon be cycled out of the Battle.net® Shop.
New Eastern European Currencies Now Available on Battle.net Shop
Earlier this week Blizzard announced their plan to support more Eastern European currencies on its Battle.net Shop. The changes are now live.
Before these changes, players from Ukraine, Georgia, and Kazakhstan paid for the subscription and services in Russian Roubles, whereas players from Turkey paid in Euro. Russian Roubles kept on Battle.net Balance have been converted to new currencies using the current exchange rate.