Media conglomerate Vivendi has successfully seized control of the mobile game publisher Gameloft, and it looks like they’re not done yet. Next up: Ubisoft.
Activision Blizzard used to be owned by media giant Vivendi. Not anymore. It’s now a free company, having bought Vivendi’s stake out. You could say it’s gone indie, but that joke’s going to wear pretty thin over the next 24 hours.
The studio that started the Call of Duty phenomenon fell to pieces earlier this year with the firing of its co-founders and the following mass exodus of pissed off Infinity Ward employees. With enough money, you can recover from that.