They are a business first and foremost. If they see better profit in closing that's what they'll do. Not a charity.
Doesn't mean it's not scummy.
This strike will never work... Just shows how stupid Unions can be.
From a business perspective, it may seem reasonable to close all offices in France. I certainly wouldn't base any game development there, where one of these strikes could delay release even more. Employees should have rights, but if the office is no longer needed, there is zero business reason to pay rent and salary for people to sit around doing nothing of value. To expect a business to waste money in that manner is simply ridiculous.
I know this will probably get deleted, but legit question - why is this in the news feed at all?
the French do love their strikes. To be fair they have the right to protest, but Blizz also have the right to put their offices wherever they want.