[Rumor] Activision Blizzard might not have to worry about new management after all
Activision Blizzard might not be sold off after all, at least that’s if the latest rumors are true. Apparently, Vivendi can’t seem to find the right buyer … or someone that this willing to pay the asking price for it’s (60%) share in the company, which is said to be 12% more than it’s $10 billion worth.
It’s being reported that since 2K, Microsoft, Facebook, Time Warner, Nexon, and various other potential buyers have each backed out, Vivendi is currently planning to sell off it’s stake in Brazilian telecom GTV, which very well could bring in the $8-10 billion it needs to pay off its debt.
However, this doesn’t mean that Activision Blizzard has been safely removed from the auction block just yet, as the French conglomerate could still find a buyer, or lower its asking price, or (if worse comes to worse) sell the shares on the open market, which would be disastrous. However, Activision might try to prevent that doomsday scenario by borrowing the $10 billion to buy Vivendi out of the company.
You know the global economy has gone south when a conglomerate that owns two companies each with a net worth of $10 billion is in rough shape.
We’ll be sure to have more info as this story develops.
I see what you did there.
So Bobby Kotick is chained by a bitch to the French?
That won't happen for 2 reasons:
- Their hardware is always a step behind their competitors (Early market release, but in the long run always behind hardware-wise [performance wise])
- They seem to not believe in a real online multiplayer system.
Edit: (and not having generic robot names)
Activision Blizzard is worth almost as much as Nintendo, there is no chance nintendo would ever make a bid.
Id rather not have that community on a nintendo console,Microsoft doesnt give a crap if fanboys are being fanboys but nintendo does, And thats the problem.They will start doing stupid things to "improve" the community behavior.
That little drawing application on the 3DS (that i cant name at the moment) is going on to the WiiU but its going to get GM's reviewing each and every drawing sent out to others.
Nintendo definitly has the cash to be hiring tons of GM's to watch the chat's and PM's so im sure they will throw their power around.
We dont need those CoD fanboys so i would like them to stay on their consoles. Im sure others agree we dont need that community too
Because it will instantly make the CoD fanboys buy the new console along with CoD.
Isnt 10 billion cheap for such things as the IPs of COD / WOW / Diablo / Starcraft etc?
With smart DLC priced releases for cod they could make a killing
Smartest thing that Nintendo can do if Activision Blizzard goes up for sale is to buy them IMMEDIATELY!