Vivendi Games and Activision declared they were joining forces in a deal valued at $18.9 billion to create the world’s biggest independent game publisher. The new company, called Activision Blizzard, will remain publicly traded on the NASDAQ market in New York under the symbol ATVI.
This is some big news for the gaming community and the millions of World of Warcraft players out there may be wondering what this means. The long and short of it is: nothing. Blizzard promptly put up an FAQ which says nothing, as in nothing will happen. Check it out here.
So, who do you think is the biggest powerhouse? EA? Blizzard Activation? (or whatever their name is going to be!) or maybe Nintendo? I’m sure EA wants to own Ubisoft outright after this news.