As confirmation of Activision Blizzard’s success recently, they are going to be joining the S&P 500 index of leading American companies. In entering the index they’ll be alongside companies such as Time Warner, Comcast, Viacom and Disney.
In the gaming industry, we already know they’ve had success with games such as World of Warcraft, Call of Duty and many others, with many of their games being some of the most popular. Recently they’ve also moved into the world of movies, working with Atlas Entertainment, Legendary Pictures, and Universal on the Warcraft movie.
Coming in June 10, 2016 we’ve not seem much from the movie as of yet, but that will be sure to change once the marketing machines spring into action and start the publicity. From the little we’ve seen though there is enough to be excited about.
Back to the games, Activision have also been looking at revitalising some of their older titles like Guitar Hero, with Guitar Hero Live which they are obviously hoping to be a success too. With the return of Rock Band 4 too though there is plenty of competition.
With the coming of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, which will be one of the biggest releases of the year, Activision will be looking to have huge successes with it, especially with the success of the beta. If the reaction from gamers is anything to go by, it won’t be letting the company down.
With Activision Blizzard’s future looking strong, and with this listing, hopefully this is a good sign for the industry as a whole and they can continue to provide the top quality games we’ve been seeing in 2015.
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