New report reveals concern within Blizzard about Activision relationship

There are questions about the way Blizzard, which has traditionally operated separate to Activision, has become more intertwined with its corporate overlord in recent times.

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Godmars29060d ago (Edited 60d ago )

"It stinks!"

And unfortunately, "it", seeing stockholders as the consumer base rather than gamers, taking the original consumer base for granted while targeting whales mobile games and amoral policies, is either the new or current business model among a growing majority of the industry. At least the likes of Activision EA and Ubisoft.

Though I have to put Square as well as MS on that list too.

And yes, got a spot for Sony reserved, its just that with the likes of Spiderman and the likes of UC and Lost Horizon they're still more interested in entertaining than trying to take all the monies.

wraith999960d ago

really gonna ignore GoW on that list for sony?

Parasyte60d ago

Doesn’t surprise me. I think Blizzard, Bungie, and all of the CoD studios maybe starting to get concerned, especially after the shareholders weren’t happy with BO4 even though it made almost $1 Billion!

kevnb60d ago

Please someone save blizzard, valve seems like a good fit :).

Fist4achin60d ago

I doubt valve would jump on it, but i could see MS making a move. Valve just likes to rest its laurels on running steam. Not sure what they have developed in the past few years.

bigmalky60d ago (Edited 60d ago )

Why would you want to go to another company with the exact same plans for gaming?

Microsoft are playing the waiting game when the AAA publisher push all digital, microtransaction games as a service.

They're turning the pastime into mobile gaming ffs. Blind as a bat.

Fist4achin60d ago


Its not that i would want them to buy blizzard. Im just going off of the current lamdscape, recent transactions/acquisitions, and companies throwing around money. Plus MS is huge with online MP type games. Their plans for gaming seem to align with one another.

Trust me. I am not a fan of the directions gaming has gone, but im just a small fish in a big pond.

Godmars29060d ago

Valve's too busy running Steam to buy studios to make games directly under them much less make their own.

kevnb59d ago (Edited 59d ago )

Valve would just buy them and let them do what they want, if they bought them. Valve is also a private company still, no shareholder meddling.

blacktiger60d ago

Are you insane, no one can afford to but blizzard at the moment. Way too big.

kevnb59d ago

Lots of companies could actually, it’s just a matter of if they want to make such a big purchase.

blacktiger60d ago

I knew this was going to happen,

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