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Blizzard's French Branch Plans to Strike

Michael Kulakowski, 14 October 2020, 23:03

Employees of Blizzard's French branch, responsible for marketing, event organization and localization of the studio's games across Europe, are preparing for a strike. The protest is the result of Activision's announcement of planned complete shutdown of the French branch.

Activision Closes French Branch of Blizzard

Michael Kulakowski, 06 October 2020, 23:46

The French branch of Blizzard, which is mainly responsible for marketing and localization of the studio's games in Europe, was closed down by Activision. This is a result of the increasing control that the company has over its in-house developer, which enjoyed great autonomy only a few years ago.

Blizzard Employees Organise Themselves and Demand Pay Rises

Jacob Blazewicz, 06 August 2020, 19:15

Bloomberg reports of further actions of disgruntled Blizzard employees. More than 870 people have jointly developed a list of demands from the company, including longer holidays and wage increases.

CoD Warzone is Activision Blizzard's Golden Egg-laying Goose

Adrian Werner, 05 August 2020, 14:42

Activision has published a new financial statement. The publisher can boast of large increases in revenues and profits, mainly due to the popularity of Call of Duty: Warzone.

Blizzard - Frustrated Employees Fight for Higher Wages

Bart Swiatek, 04 August 2020, 12:12

Employees of Blizzard Entertainment, reached by journalist Jason Schreier from Bloomberg Technology, complain about the amount of wages in the studio. A sheet is circulating around the company, in which people write their salaries anonymously. One employedd also added the remuneration the company's CEO, Bobby Kotick.

Activision Blizzard - CEO's Bonus Sparks Controversy

Jacob Blazewicz, 05 June 2020, 14:31

Activision Blizzard shareholders made an appeal in connection with the proposal of another bonus for Bobby Kotik. Their case is that the CEO's bonus is much too high for his achievements and in the context of mass layoffs in 2019.

Great Quarter for EA and Activision - Cash Flowed in Streams

Adrian Werner, 06 May 2020, 12:52

Financial reports of Activision and Electronic Arts have been published. Both made excellent profits, mainly from digital distribution, which accounts for the vast majority of revenues of both publishers.

Player Replaces All Enemies in Sekiro With the Final Boss

Czarus, 26 March 2020, 15:03

One Reddit user decided to raise the difficulty level of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice to the impossible and shared a recording of the experience. For obvious reasons, people who are afraid of spoilers regarding the identity of their final opponent in the game are asked to close their eyes while reading the following material.

Call of Duty Warzone Gets Solo Mode

Christian Pieniazek, 17 March 2020, 21:27

Infinity Ward enriched Call of Duty: Warzone with a third game variant. In Battle Royale Solos mode, players do not form teams, but fight to earn their win alone.

Paycheck of Activision Blizzard's New CEO Revealed

Paul Wozniak, 14 March 2020, 18:17

Activision Blizzard hired its new CEO, Daniel Alegre, a few days ago. However, already yesterday the official information about his planned annual earnings appeared on the web.

Rumor: Activision Plans New Call of Duty and Crash Bandicoot

Jacob Blazewicz, 13 March 2020, 13:29

TheGamingRevolution provided information on future plans of Activision. The company is to prepare another free game from the Call of Duty series and a new major installment of the series. Apart from that, the devteam is working on remasters of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and two projects connected with the Crash Bandicoot franchise.

Overwatch Writer Leaves Blizzard

Jacob Blazewicz, 12 March 2020, 13:32

Michael Chu has announced his departure from Blizzard Entertainment. The main screenwriter of the Overwatch series leaves the company after almost 20 years of work, but still wants to create stories for video games.

Call of Duty: Warzone Off to a Great Start on Twitch and YouTube

Paul Wozniak, 11 March 2020, 15:49

Call of Duty: Warzone, a free battle royale mode based on CoD: Modern Warfare, made its debut only yesterday, and the title already boasts good ratings on streaming platforms. In total, in the hottest moment over 650 thousand people watched the game on Twitch and YouTube.

Call of Duty: Warzone - PC Hardware Requirements

Frozen, 11 March 2020, 11:55

Activision announced the official hardware requirements of Call of Duty: Warzone, a free battle royale game based on CoD: Modern Warfare. The title debuted yesterday on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Call of Duty: Warzone - Free Battle Royale Now Available

Christian Pieniazek, 10 March 2020, 23:33

Anyone willing to do so, can now play Call of Duty: Warzone, a battle royale mode based on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which is available as a separate free title. The title is available on PC (Battle.net), PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Activision Blizzard Pulls its Games From GeForce Now

Bart Swiatek, 12 February 2020, 09:51

Activision Blizzard has decided to remove its games from the GeForce Now streaming service. The titles in question include World of Warcraft and Call of Duty, among others. The reasons for the decision are unknown.

World of Warcraft Doubled its Number of Subscribers

Adrian Werner, 07 February 2020, 16:15

Activision Blizzard has published a financial report for the past year. Apart from revenues and profits, we learned that the number of World of Warcraft subscribers has more than doubled.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare With Over $1 Billion Revenue

Jacob Blazewicz, 18 December 2019, 22:43

Activision boasts record-breaking results of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. The game has already generated more than a billion dollars in revenue, and in online mode, it is more popular than all installments of the series of the current generation.

Activision Blizzard: There is no Place For Politics in Our Games

Julia Dragovic, 20 November 2019, 22:47

Bobby Kotick, president of Activision Blizzard, gave an interview in which he stated that his games should not be a platform for expressing political views, but a place for good fun.

Activision Blizzard and Take 2 Report - Digital Distribution Dominates

Paul Wozniak, 08 November 2019, 23:15

The financial results for the previous quarter of Take-Two Interactive and Activision Blizzard clearly show that digital distribution and microtransactions prevail nowadays. Both companies enjoyed good earnings during this period.

Overwatch 2 Will Copy Fortnite Chapter 2 and Replace Previous Version?

Adrian Werner, 28 October 2019, 13:29

There are new rumors about Overwatch 2, claiming that the game will not be available in parallel with the first installment of the game. Instead, it will replace the original, and the entire community will be automatically moved to the second game. In addition, the franchise plans to switch to a free-to-play model.

Activision Plans to Replace Destiny With New IP?

Adrian Werner, 24 October 2019, 11:39

There are reports that after the loss of the Destiny series, Activision has a new IP of this type in its plans. It is one of the ten unannounced projects that the publisher is currently working on.

US Congress Representatives Send a Letter to Activision Blizzard CEO

Michael Kulakowski, 19 October 2019, 18:47

Several US congressmen and senators have drawn up an official letter warning Blizzard of the consequences of its recent actions, favouring China's political line and punishing those who support democratic protests in Hong Kong.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Without Lootboxes and Airdrops

Adrian Werner, 14 October 2019, 14:56

People from Infinity Ward reassured the players that in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare we will not find lootbox or supply drop mechanics, at least on launch.

Blizzard Prevents Users From Deleting Accounts After Hong Kong Affair?

arRacoon, 10 October 2019, 11:57

Blizzard scores another PR blow right after the Chung „Blitzchung” Ng Wai affair at the Hearthstone Tournament in Hong Kong. According to reports, Blizzard accounts have become much more difficult and often impossible to remove. The studio is suspected of intervening and actively blocking the possibility of saying goodbye to the account.

Community Stands With Blitzchung, Blizzard in Memes and Comments

Julia Dragovic, 09 October 2019, 14:14

After the penalty imposed by Blizzard on Blitzchung for publicly supporting protests in Hong Kong, savage flak of comments and criticisms hits the company from numerous sides. The community is calling for a boycott. The publisher's employees also reacted, and the player himself briefly referred to the penalty.

Call of Duty - 2v2 Mode Open Alpha Only on PS4

Paul Wozniak, 19 August 2019, 22:40

A trailer for the alpha tests of the 2v2 mode in the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has been published on the Internet. Unfortunately, only PlayStation 4 owners will be able to participate.

Activision Blizzard Plans New IPs and Remasters

Jacob Blazewicz, 09 August 2019, 21:40

Activision Blizzard has published its financial statements for the second quarter of 2019. The company also took the opportunity to reveal that it is working not only on the return of the next iconic series, but also on completely new projects.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - Trailer and New Info

Paul Wozniak, 01 August 2019, 21:46

Activision officially presented the details of the multiplayer mode of the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. The catchphrase „fresh, but familiar” hides a well-known, dynamic gameplay with a few surprising novelties.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Gets New Track and Microtransactions

Frozen, 31 July 2019, 15:48

On August 2, the new Grand Prix season in Beenox's CTR Nitro-Fueled will begin. The event, taking on a prehistoric setting, apart from new racing track, characters, cars and cosmetic items, will introduce microtransactions to the production.

After Layoffs Blizzard is Recruiting Again... For the Same Positions

Julia Dragovic, 05 July 2019, 15:38

After a considerable purge of staff, Blizzard started recruiting Community Managers for Hearthstone. It would not be surprising if it were not for the fact that six months ago, for financial reasons, the company fired all of them. Former employees are not particularly satisfied with this fact, to put it mildly. Some of them are still unemployed.

Former Blizzard Employee on Company Condition and New Projects

Michael Kulakowski, 26 June 2019, 11:53

Anonymous and disappointed former Blizzard employee allegedly published some sensitive information about the terrible state of his employer. He also provided details of various studio projects, including Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2.

Launch and First Reviews of Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

Jacob Blazewicz, 21 June 2019, 13:47

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled made its debut on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. The game has already been rated by reviewers who praise the remake of the iconic arcade racing game for its beautiful visuals, plenty of content and great gameplay.

Blizzard Will Lose Even More Employees?

Jacob Blazewicz, 02 June 2019, 23:48

More high-profile employees can leave the ranks of Blizzard Entertainment. According to Dexerto there will be several resignations from the Blizzard E-sports team in the next two weeks. Reason - low morale due to the decisions made by the management.

New Call of Duty Will be Revealed Tomorrow

ElMundo, 29 May 2019, 23:37

A short trailer appeared on the web, revealing the date of the official presentation of the new game from the Call of Duty series, developed by Infinity Ward.

Replays Now Available in Overwatch

Konrad Serafinski, 25 May 2019, 23:56

Three years after the launch, Overwatch has got a replay system. So far it is available only on PC, on test servers. Soon, however, it will also appear on consoles.

Call of Duty Sales Exceeded 300 Million - 76% of Activision Blizzard's Revenue is Digital Distribution

Jacob Blazewicz, 03 May 2019, 11:30

Activision Blizzard has released its financial report for the period from January to March 2019. The company boasted about selling over 300 million copies of Call of Duty games as well as achieving huge revenues from digital distribution, including microtransactions.

Blizzard Skips Out On Gamescom 2019

Konrad Serafinski, 01 May 2019, 11:44

Blizzard Entertainment studio has just announced that it will not be present at this year's gamescom fair expo in Cologne. The reason is the willingness to focus on current projects. However, the developers point out that in the future they want to take part in the event again.

Blizzard Lays Off 209 Employees

Frozen, 09 March 2019, 23:26

According to EDD, 25% of the 800 people recently laid off by Activision Blizzard were Blizzard Entertainment employees.

Activision and EA Chairmen Among Most Overpaid CEOs of 2019

Konrad Serafinski, 23 February 2019, 23:59

Activision Blizzard's Bobby Kotick and Electronic Arts' Andrew Wilson are on the list of 100 most overpaid CEOs of 2019. The list was prepared and published by the As You Sow website.

Game Workers Unite Demands Bobby Kotick's Resignation

Jakub Mirowski, 16 February 2019, 18:15

A web petition was started, aiming to make Bobby Kotick, the CEO of Activision Blizzard, after the company announced a lay-off of almost 800 employees a few days ago.

Blizzard Plans No Major Releases in 2019

Frozen, 13 February 2019, 15:34

During a recent investor meeting, the representatives of Activision Blizzard have informed that there will be no major frontline releases from Blizzard Entertainment in 2019.

Activision Plans Massive Layoffs?

Konrad Serafinski, 09 February 2019, 19:27

More alarming news concerning Activision. Bloomberg news agency reports that next week the company is to cut as much as hundreds of jobs.

Activision welcomes the new CFO with a cosy sum of $15 million

Jacob Blazewicz, 15 January 2019, 00:10

Activision paid the equivalent of $15 million to Dennis Durkin in exchange for signing an agreement to take up the position of Chief Financial Officer.

Activision fires Chief Financial Officer. Company's shares fall

Bart Swiatek, 03 January 2019, 18:51

Activision Blizzard announced in a statement issued to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it will dismiss its financial director, Spencer Neumann. The dismissal is not related to the company's financial performance.

Destiny 2: Forsaken Sales Dissapointing - Shows Activision Financial Report

Adrian Werner, 09 November 2018, 14:55

Financial report of Activision Blizzard has been released. The publisher is not satisfied with the results of Destiny 2: Forsaken. On the other hand, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is doing much better on a PC than Black Ops 3.

Overwatch is worth over $1 billion

luckie, 05 May 2017, 12:35

Activision Blizzard revealed their most recent financial results, in which they brag about Overwatch becoming the company's another billion-dollar franchise.