Submitted by Kamikaze8 1168d ago | rumor

Rumor: Activision To Buy Volition If THQ Goes Under

Loud Mouthed Gamers: The latest issue of Official Xbox Magazine is reporting a rumor which states that Activision would buy Volition is THQ goes under. (Activision, Industry, THQ, Volition, Inc.)

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NYC_Gamer  +   1168d ago
Would be a smart move on the part of Activision.Hmm..and gamers don't hate Call of Duty just the ones on web forums do to be honest.
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da_2pacalypse  +   1168d ago
This could be a horrible nightmare -_- With Volition's anti-used game state of mind, and kotick's cheapness, I see bad things happening if this were to happen.
GraveLord  +   1168d ago
This can only be good for Saints Row. With Activision's marketing and money, it could be finally be real competition for Grand Theft Auto.
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StanSmith  +   1168d ago
I would have thought EA would buy them. Afterall, EA was trying to takeover Take2 to get the GTA franchise.

If Activision get them though, i hope they just let the devs make Saints Row without any interference from Kotick & crew.

Activision aren't all bad. High Moon Studios were given 2 years to develop Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. The Prototype devs have had a few years too.

I'd imagine they wouldn't turn Saints Row into a yearly franchise.
NobleRed  +   1168d ago
Well said. Activision should just release every year a shitty recycled call of duty game.

They better stay away from THQ.

Love Saints Row and I hope Crytek drops a great Homefront 2 game.
CHARLIEBROWNE  +   1168d ago
Oh sweet jebus the cancer of ACTIVISION is spreading.

Amputate immediately.
gamingdroid  +   1168d ago

***With Volition's anti-used game state of mind, and kotick's cheapness, I see bad things happening if this were to happen.***

Yet, ironically EA is the one that has blessed us with expiring online passes and taken DLC to the next level.

I don't see Online Passes in CoD, nor do I see a outfit, squad member and weapons DLC unlike EA.
LOGICWINS  +   1168d ago
It's okay to dislike Call of Duty...but to "hate" it is something that I will never understand. People say that COD is limiting innovation because EVERY dev wants their game to be like COD...not the case. Innovative games like Journey, Catherine, and Starhawk are still coming down the pipeline.

As far as the article is concerned, its a good news for Activision...but not good news for gamers. Under THQ, Volition charged people for cheats...yes CHEATS! Imagine what will happen if Volition was in cahoots with Activision.
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StanSmith  +   1168d ago
I think the cheats thing is more to do with THQ. The WWE games charge you to unlock everything and to change attributes now too.
gamingdroid  +   1168d ago

***People say that COD is limiting innovation because EVERY dev wants their game to be like COD...***

If the dev wanted their game to be "like" CoD, they didn't have much imagination or creativity to begin with so I don't there is a threat at all.

If it wasn't CoD, the dev would be attempting to copy something else!
LOGICWINS  +   1168d ago
@gamingdroid- So true.
dedicatedtogamers  +   1168d ago
*dun dun dun Another one bites the dust*

That would be horrible, if true. Next Dawn of War and Company of Heroes = FPS, confirmed.

I'm glad I have the option to play on PC where independent devs are still able to thrive...
360GamerFG  +   1168d ago
Oh look at me, I support the indie scene without all this commercial corruption!! Whatever hipster, I'll continue playing games to enjoy them and not to make a statement.
blink3020  +   1168d ago
Just shut up already...
CaptainMarvelQ8  +   1168d ago
i prefer them joining activision(even though they'll milk the shit out of their games) over hundreds of people losing their jobs
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Sarcasmology  +   1168d ago
There's a difference? ;)
Summons75  +   1168d ago
oh please any company activision has under there belt makes terrible over priced and low quality games
Software_Lover  +   1168d ago
People need money to survive, but it takes a buttload of money to produce these high graphical games that consumers want. Especially on a regular basis.
LordMe  +   1168d ago
My question is... Who is going to pick up Valhalla Studios? Cause I do not want Devil's Third to become Vapor Ware.
Moncole  +   1168d ago
Better than EA buying them and milking them only to release there games on Origin
MrBeatdown  +   1168d ago
Makes perfect sense. What's the second biggest franchise out there, after Call of Duty? GTA. Volition would be the best chance Activision has to go after that market. They could try another True Crime reboot, or even pick up the Saints Row IP and continue work on that.

I hope THQ stays in business though. They are far from the best publisher, but they seem to be improving on the diversity of their games with stuff like Darksiders, Metro, and evolving Saints Row into something more than a GTA-clone.
PSPDude79  +   1168d ago
I know more companies have to considering picking Volition up if THQ goes under. Volition, Relic, and Vigil are all fantastic studios. I'm sure all the big guys like EA, Ubi, Take2, WarnerBros, and probably even Sony and MS are all looking at these guys.
CrazyInsane  +   1168d ago
Look at the bright side , Call of Duty could really need and make use of the Geo-mod engine.
Half-Mafia  +   1168d ago
Has everyone forgot what happened the last time Activision acquired a big studio. Bizarre Creations were at the top of there game. But cause Blur and Blood Stone didnt sell. They closed them down.

F U Activision.
protoflux  +   1168d ago
THQ is going under? How did that happen?
majiebeast  +   1168d ago
Retarted management who thought Udraw would sell on 360 and ps3.
NobleRed  +   1168d ago
They released u draw for the ps3 and the x-box 360. It was a huge flop and they lost nearly 30 million US dollars.
protoflux  +   1168d ago
ah i see... that sucks
BALLARD32  +   1168d ago
Wooooooooo annual Saint Row releases!
Bathyj  +   1168d ago
cant wait for the next Red faction of Duty game.

seriously though, does thq still own full spectrum warrior?

someone needs to buy that.
Agent_hitman  +   1168d ago
THQ is in big big trouble, I will be sad if they file bankruptcy cause they are one of the institutions when it comes to videogame software publishing.

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