Submitted by Filthcardia 853d ago | article

Activision Blizzard Goes Independent

Activision Blizzard last night announced a self-buyout, making it independent. What does it mean? (Activision, Blizzard, Industry)

ABeastNamedTariq  +   853d ago
Independence for you, Glen Coco! You go Glen Coco!

...Nobody's seen Mean Girls? I'll...I'll let myself out.
iamnsuperman  +   853d ago
Urm who hasn't.......jeez

OT: Ah that is nice for Activision.
wenaldy  +   853d ago
hahaha Mean Girls!!!
3-4-5  +   853d ago
What it means is that random shareholders can't demand a % increase every 3-4 months.

^ Ruins the music and gaming industry and the reason for delays and cancellations a lot of the time.

If they decide to not make a game for 4 years, their stock won't drop because of it, and they don't lose money just because idiots panic.

Smart move for a company that doesn't NEED to be public. They are very self sufficient and can make a ton of money on their own.

Especially when their next big MMO is released in 2-3 years.
WeedyOne  +   853d ago
That's 1 step..... now if Blizzard could somehow move away from Activision....
R_aVe_N  +   853d ago
That would be nice
Eldyraen  +   853d ago
Probably happen same day Bioware separates from EA :(

However Blizzard in theory could probably find more cash to make it happen. Both EA/Activision will be holding on for dear life though as Blizzard and Bioware are both quality yet "tarnished" now in some people's eyes. No denying something was lacking anyways in some of the latest games.

We can dream though but no telling how much of a change it would actually make.
Panthers  +   853d ago
Hopefully without the pressure from stock holders for instant gratification, Activision will stop trying for the quick buck and make great long term decisions.
Enigma_2099  +   852d ago
... have you ever MET Bobby Kotick?
_QQ_  +   853d ago
Blizz on its own again? i guess we can't expect Legacy of the Void to release anytime soon.

But thank god, Activision was holding back Blizz.
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SouLosT  +   853d ago
Activison didn't part ways with Blizzard, Activision-Blizzard can be looked at as one entity, and they separated themselves from their parent company Vivendi.
_QQ_  +   853d ago
I guess we don't have to wait 6 years for LOTV afterall
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Lucreto  +   853d ago
Just a thought

Vivendi own the rights to Spyro and Crash does this mean Activision lose the rights to the series?
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   853d ago
Hopefully this move positively affects their game development.
Dagobert  +   853d ago
Step 2: Separate from Activision.

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