Activision Blizzard Formed
Posted on December 7, 2007Guitar Hero was united with World of Warcraft this week as Activision and Blizzard joined forces to become Activision Blizzard - a company that is part of Vivendi's empire.
The mega-deal hasn't frightened game powerhouse Electronic Arts (EA)So in case you guys havenít heard Activision who has brought us such amazing games like Tony Hawk, Guitar Hero, and of course Call of Duty, Blizzard whose name to fame is of course the ever popular World of Warcraft, and Vivendi who brings out the family friendly games such Crash Bandicoot and Spyro, have decided to merge business now aside from making this an $18.6 billion dollar company, they will now also be the largest video game only company to exist. The new company name will be Activision Blizzard and Vivendi will then have a 52% stock share in the company.
Considering the list of games that these companies have produced, you can guarantee that over the next year this company will be a true force to be reckoned with. Will this be the final deal for the new founded gaming giant? Or will they be like a growing shark eating up any little fish that makes a name for itself? Only time will tell, but until then one thing remains true, we can expect big things from the new multi-billion dollar company in the near future.
But the Vivendi-Activision deal could spark future wheeling and dealing. A Wall Street Journal story says the Vivendi deal could fuel more consolidation in the gaming industry."We wish them good luck and look forward to the competition," Ramsdale told Eurogamer. "We believe that EA still has the industry's strongest portfolio of game franchises and we're always at our best when we have a clearly defined competitor."