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News Activision Blizzard going independent

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Meanmotion, 26 Jul 2013.

  1. Meanmotion

    Meanmotion bleh Moderator

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  2. ChromeX

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    Having Kotick at the helm of any company cannot be a good move. He will run any franchise into the ground if it suits his profits.
     
  3. Gundam God

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    Interesting, this could be the start of Activisions long hoped for demise.

    Now if only Blizzard could go independent of Activision. :D
     
  4. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    Well, this is unexpected. But a good move long term, maybe.

    Kotick in charge isn't going to be nice for anyone, but at the same time Vivendi leveraging the debts of other companies against Activision would have been even worse.

    Perhaps Vivendi have looked at the performance of WoW and CoD the last few years and decided the cash in hand is better than taking on debts and hoping the recent plateaus were blips.

    I hope Blizzard finds some way to separate itself from Activision eventually, I would hate Blizzard to crash with Activision when Call of Duty and Skylanders inevitably hit the rocks at some point in the future.
     
  5. Harlequin

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    vivendi are $17 BILLION in debt.....so $8 billion might help for a while...
     
  6. thom804

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    Blizz need to get some new IP's up and running. Their current ones are just stale remakes with better graphics right now. WoW at it's lowest subscriber base since 2007, No sign of D3 improving, Titan getting canned and started over. The only thing they have going for them is the eSports with SC2.

    In short, I think blizz now need Activision more than acti need blizz nowadays.
     
  7. Harlequin

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    ^^ wow subs have dropped to 7.7 million and falling still ; even with cranking out content.


    still its way ahead of other mmo`s in numbers....
     
  8. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    The way they kill old dungeons to make space might be something do with it, it's hard to argue the subscription model is good value when content you're paying for is constantly getting booted to oblivion.
     
  9. Harlequin

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    what `old content` has been removed??
     
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