Activision Blizzard

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Full name: Activision Blizzard
Established: 3 Dec 2007

Activision is an American video game developer and publisher. It was founded on the 1st of October 1979 and was the first independent developer and distributor of video games for gaming consoles.

On the 2nd of December, 2007, it was announced that Activision would be acquired by Vivendi. The merger took place on the 9th of July, 2008, with the newly formed company known as Activision Blizzard. Activision still exists as a subsidiary owned by Activision Blizzard, and it will still develop and publish games such as Call of Duty, and Guitar Hero.

Software Highlights from Credited Titles

Activision Blizzard's first work that SPOnG is aware of is the 1997 title, "Starcraft" (PC).

The company has been involved titles released on the PS4, Switch, Xbox One, PC, 3DS/2DS, PSVita, Wii U, Wii, PS3, Xbox 360, DS/DSi, iPad, iPhone, Android, PS2, PSP and Mac. Of these, "Call of Duty: World at War" (PS2), "Call of Duty: Black Ops" (PS3), "Call of Duty: Black Ops" (Xbox 360), "Guitar Hero: On Tour: Decades" (DS/DSi), "Call of Duty: Black Ops" (PC) has been a best selling title.

The company is currently involved with the forthcoming 2019 release "Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare" (Xbox One).

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Timeline

CALL OF DUTY ENDOWMENT LAUNCHES IN UK TO HELP VETERANS FIND HIGH-QUALITY EMPLOYMENT

FIRST DIGITAL PERSONALISATION PACK AVAILABLE IN UK ON SEPTEMBER 8th WITH PROCEEDS RECEIVED BY ACTIVISION GOING TO ENDOWMENT PROGRAMMES

08 Sep 2017

COCO COMES TO CRASH THE PARTY IN CRASH BANDICOOT N. SANE TRILOGY

For the First Time, Fans will be Able to Play as Crash’s Sassy Sister in All Three Games

13 Jun 2017

ACTIVISION PUBLISHING ANNOUNCES SENIOR APPOINTMENTS

Philip Earl becomes Executive Vice President

04 Apr 2016

Skylanders Kicks off Mornings and Brightens Up Playtime With Exciting New Offerings From General Mills and Crayola

#1 Top-Selling Kids Videogame Franchise of 2014 Worldwide Unveils Special Edition Crayola Color Alive! Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack and Cereal Boxes from General Mills

10 Feb 2015

Blizzard Entertainment announces Diablo® III for PS3™, confirms franchise coming to PS4™ World-first hands-on set for PAX East, March 22—24

The Lord of Terror to Unleash the Fires of the Burning Hells on PlayStation(R) Gamers Worldwide

21 Feb 2013

Activision and Xbox Partner to Bring Landmark Call of Duty(R) eSports Competition to the Masses with the Call of Duty(R) Championship, Presented by Xbox Tournament

Players to Compete for $1 Million Purse in Worldwide Call of Duty®: Black Ops II Tournament Taking Place in Hollywood, CA April 5-7

01 Feb 2013

Call of Duty(R): Black Ops II Pushes the Boundaries of the Call of Duty(R) Franchise

Near Future Setting, Branching Storylines, Advanced Weaponry and New Graphics Technology Combine to Deliver the Most Ambitious Call of Duty to Date THE FUTURE IS BLACK™ on November 13, 2012

03 May 2012

Foo Fighters to Rock the House at BlizzCon® 2011

The white limo stops here -- multi-platinum rockers to melt faces of sold-out crowd during closing ceremony of Blizzard Entertainment’s epic gaming festival

28 Sep 2011

Activision Introduces Shootin’ Fun For Everyone with Top Shot Arcade Exclusively For W Ii, Coming This March

Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) today announced that TOP SHOT ARCADE, a new arcade-style shooting experience developed exclusively for Wii™, will be available March 2011

18 Feb 2011

Tony Hawk: SHRED Lets Players GO BIG!!!

The Latest Entry in Activision's Tony Hawk Franchise Features BIG Air, BIGGER Tricks, All-New Snowboarding, And Gets Kids off the Couch

13 Aug 2010

Call of Duty: World at War Map Pack Bundle Now Available

World at War downloadable maps in one shot with the Call of Duty: World at WarMap Pack Bundle

23 Dec 2009

Guitar Hero World Tour’s Downloadable Content Set List Continues To Expand with New Track Packs in February

Incubus, Wings, Bob Seger, The Shins and Ryan Adams To Bolster The Roster

27 Jan 2009

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