However, Microsoft buyout talks 'fell through'; Sony 'not keen'
It's not going to be easy to find a buyer willing to spend 8 billion
If MS didn't blow that 6.2 billion on aQuantive in 2007,they probably would have bought some IP's from Activision or invested in it. but hey we never know what Steve Ballmer will do .
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sony if i were you i'd try to buy out the spyro and crash IP's from activision through vivendi. best do it now since vivendi is trying to sell blizzard/Activision off.
Not worth the price they'd most likely ask for , after and despite ruining those franchise
im sure they could negotiate something because lets be honest those franchises are worth as much as they once were. but then again maybe your right.
mainly COD is worth of a buy
Not worth it! Those franchises have been run into the ground. They are due to be replaced. I still play cod and lookforward to new games but i dont play as much as i used to. Plus i refuse to buy the dlc. Because once dlc hits people abandon it.
Makes sense. Call of Duty blows and Blizzard ran out of ideas 12 years ago. Good bye and good riddance. MAYBE under new leadership you may actually see some "new" inspired games come out of this cesspool.
A peaked series, a developer who has failed to live up to it's reputation with sequels, an expansion that many of the 12m+ fans are divided/cautious about and a few other noteworthy licenses.. anyone would be a fool to pay 8bn for them.
I'm not a CoD fan but the series hasnt peaked based on sales numbers, once again BLOPS 2 is setting pre-order records
Well MW3 sold less than Black Ops as far as I'm aware. So officially the series has peaked.. pre order records count for nothing until the game is out and some sort of feasible sales records are made public.
pre orders records are useless . Total sales it has peaked so far
There is little reason for companies to jump on it, all signs point to ActiBlizz continuing to slide downhill so any interested parties can wait for a bottom out to bid. They're being carried by CoD and WoW, so its hard to think they will suddenly turn things around. Tony hawk and guitar hero are no longer cash cows, and while blizz made good money off diablo 3 but the backlash indicates it wont be a sustained income for them. Heart of the swarm is no where in sight this year, and has similar problems as it will be only ~66% the size of WoL, and many online players are angry about the removal of certain units. Even if MoP sells well and black ops 2 breaks the day 1 record as usual, the companies long term outlook is still not great, even more so for potential investors who can sit and wait for them to deliver a solid new prospect to build off of.
$8 billion? Nobody is going to pay that for a company that only has a few decent titles.
Basically 8 billion for COD, WOW, and Starcraft, yeah i don't see that happening.
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