Activision Blizzard lays off nearly 800 employees after ‘record’ 2018

Activision Blizzard has begun laying off some of its 9,600 employees, mostly in non-development sectors, even as it reported a record net revenue of $ 7.50 billion in 2018, up from $ 7.02 billion in 2017. Activision expects to lose 8 percent of its staff, or nearly 800 employees. The company plans to restructure its […]

Bungie and Activision announce Destiny partnership split, PS4 and Xbox roadmap remains

In a new update today, Bungie and Activision confirmed that they would be splitting their partnership over the Destiny series. Bungie will now take over all responsibilities when it comes to the game franchise moving forward. Activision has acknowledged that they are rescinding the rights to the Destiny property, with Bungie assuming full publishing rights. […]

Activision ignores accessibility guidelines, skips Spyro subtitles

More than 35 minutes of Spyro Reignited Trilogy cut scenes, none of which can be enjoyed by deaf or hard-of-hearing gamers (or those with the TV on mute). Last week’s release of the Spyro Reignited Trilogy disappointed many, including deaf and hard-of-hearing gamers, by not including subtitles in the games’ many spoken cut scenes. Now, […]

Battlefield 5 trailer vs Call of Duty Black Ops 4: Activision scores big victory over EA

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 has scored a crucial victory over Battlefield 5. Battlefield V and Call of Duty Black Ops 4 were both announced alongside action-packed trailers earlier this month. While both trailers have their critics, it’s the Battlefield V announcement video that has been most divisive. At the time of writing, the […]

Activision shows PC some love, plans “significant” resources for Call of Duty

Enlarge Ever since Activision removed dedicated server support from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 back in 2009 (leading to a largely ineffectual attempted boycott from PC players), the popular series has had something of a reputation as a franchise focused first on console players and second on afterthought PC ports. That’s especially true when […]

Dow Jones accidentally leaks Activision Blizzard earnings

Dow Jones confirmed that it accidentally leaked headline numbers for Activision Blizzard’s earnings, which were due to be announced at 1 pm Pacific time on Thursday. Analysts were expecting revenues of $ 1.32 billion for the quarter, and revenue came in at $ 1.96 billion in the quarter. Net income was about 65 cents a […]

Sledgehammer’s founders leave Call of Duty studio for new roles at Activision

The founders of Sledgehammer Games — Michael Condrey and Glen Schofield — are resigning from their posts as co-presidents of the Call of Duty studio, and they are moving on to new roles within Activision. Condrey and Schofield started the studio in 2009 in San Mateo, California, and it was acquired by Activision to make […]