You may remember that we recently reported Activision was about to get burned pretty bad by their parent company Vivendi who announced they would be taking an unknown amount of billions from the massive publisher which also includes Blizzard Entertainment together grossing more money than perhaps any entertainment company in the world as of late thanks to the Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo franchises netting over $1 billion dollars profit in the fiscal year 2012. You can read that report from our author Garet Peronto who reported Vivendi’s debt as ‘overwhelming’ HERE.
Well apparently Activision isn’t taking this sitting down. They’ve stood up and slapped Vivendi with an $8.2 billion dollar stack right across the face, effectively buying out their share of the company. Activision / Blizzard will soon be an independently owned entertainment company. This comes alongside Activision’s earlier announcement that they will be releasing New IP’s next-generation for the low price of $19.99, leading many to believe that digital and indie-style games will be the most viable option on the next-gen consoles PlayStation 4 and Xbox ONE launching from Sony and Microsoft respectively at the end of this year 2013. Is there still hope for AAA companies who don’t follow suit of the largest AAA publisher in the industry? Only time will tell.
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