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ActiBlizz deal unexpected, say insiders

Industry sources identify possible leak as a reason for announcement's timing:

industry sources have indicated to GamesIndustry.biz that the deal was a surprise both to industry insiders and those working for the companies involved.

According to one source, meetings with employees at Activision and Vivendi had to be cancelled today due to company-wide meetings, which were held at short notice.

Another source close to one of the companies involved in the deal claimed the announcement's timing may have been forced by the possibility of a leak, adding to speculation that yesterday's press release may have come sooner than anticipated by the deal-brokers.

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Demorus3667d ago (Edited 3667d ago )

i agree, who see that coming

Relientk773666d ago

yea I was shocked when I heard it