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Activision Blizzard
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Political
Type

Computer and video game holding company

Leader

Jean-Bernard Levy
Robert Kotick

De facto leader

Vivendi Games

Affiliation

Vivendi Games

Strength

7000 employees

Societal
Capital/Base

Santa Monica, California, USA

Historical
Formed from

Activision and Blizzard Entertainment

Date established

July 9, 2008

Activision Blizzard is the company formed from the merger of Blizzard Entertainment, owned by Vivendi Games, and Activision, the video game producer behind Call of Duty. The merger was finalized as Activision Blizzard on July 9th, 2008.[1][2] Vivendi became the majority shareholder of Activision Blizzard[3] with 54% of the stock.[1]

Almost no change is expected at Blizzard Entertainment, and it and Activision will continue to exist as separate entitites.[4] The holding company does not publish games under its central name and instead uses its subsidiaries to publish games, similar to how Vivendi Games operated before the merger.[5] Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. will remain as Blizzard's brand.[6]

Details can be found at the FAQ.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Activision/Vivendi Games Merger Approved: Stockholders support Activision Blizzard venture. Accessed 2010-01-23.
  2. Karune. 2008-07-10. Activision Blizzard Announcement. Battle.net StarCraft II General Discussion Forum. Accessed 2008-07-19.
  3. Brendan Sinclair. 2007-12-03. Activision, Vivendi merger reaps positive reactions. Gamespot. Accessed 2008-11-28.
  4. Activision Blizzard FAQ
  5. Activision Blizzard Inc details. 2. Businessweek.com. Retrieved on 2010-01-23.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Ordinn. 2007-12-02. 0. Activision Blizzard FAQ. WoW General Discussion Forum. Accessed 2007-12-02
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