Vivendi Games and Activision Merge

Sunday Activision and Vivendi Games announced a merger between their two companies. Vivendi will be the majority share holder, purchasing $1.7 billion in Activision stocks. The whole deal will be worth roughly $18.9 billion dollars. The new name for the company will be Activision Blizzard, which is a pretty unoriginal name if you ask me. The whole press release can be found here.

So how will this deal affect future game releases like Starcraft II and Wrath of the Lich King? It won’t, says Blizzard. That’s good news, if anything bad happened to Starcraft II I might cry.
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