Entries in 'activision blizzard' (15)

Record Overwatch growth drives Activision Blizzard numbers

Record Overwatch growth drives Activision Blizzard numbers

A 58 per cent jump in revenue at Blizzard has played a big part in Activision beating analyst expectations for the last quarter.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 5th 2017 at 10:17AM in News
Report: Layoffs at Activision's Infinity Ward and Beenox studios

Report: Layoffs at Activision's Infinity Ward and Beenox studios

Despite an impressive financial performance for the last quarter, publisher Activision Blizzard appears to be making job cuts at some of its studios.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 15th 2017 at 10:01AM in News
Ex-Disney and Mattel exec heads up Activision's new Consumer Products arm

Ex-Disney and Mattel exec heads up Activision's new Consumer Products arm

Activision Blizzard has announced the creation of a brand new Consumer Products division, and that it has hired Mattel and Disney vet Tim Kilpin to head it up.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 1st 2017 at 2:00PM in News
MCV's Review of the Year - Part 3: Events of 2016

MCV's Review of the Year - Part 3: Events of 2016

Here’s our take on the big events in the games industry this year.

on Dec 15th 2016 at 12:00PM in News

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Call of Duty tops charts in difficult month for boxed retail

Call of Duty tops charts in difficult month for boxed retail

Shooter Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare took the No.1 spot in the November charts, making Activision Blizzard the No.1 publisher in both units and value for the month.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Dec 2nd 2016 at 10:35AM in News
King on its multiplayer-focused card game Shuffle Cats

King on its multiplayer-focused card game Shuffle Cats

When MCV was invited to a King press event, we figured the Candy Crush giant was about to unveil yet another match-three game. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 21st 2016 at 1:00PM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: PCR boosts editorial team

MCV Jobs Weekly: PCR boosts editorial team

PCR hires deputy editor and staff writer, British eSports Association scores content director and MLG appoints a new CEO.

on Sep 21st 2016 at 11:26AM in News
Call of Duty XP event returns this September, Activision announces COD VR title

Call of Duty XP event returns this September, Activision announces COD VR title

Activision’s celebration of all things Call of Duty is making a comeback later this year.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 8th 2016 at 3:48PM in News

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Report: This year's Call of Duty called Infinite Warfare, includes Modern Warfare remaster

Report: This year's Call of Duty called Infinite Warfare, includes Modern Warfare remaster

It appears that there could be more than one Call of Duty game launching this year.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 27th 2016 at 10:30AM in News
Hearthstone hits 50m players as Whispers of the Old Gods launches

Hearthstone hits 50m players as Whispers of the Old Gods launches

As a brand new expansion launches for Hearthstone, Blizzard has revealed that over 50 million people are registered for the free-to-play card game.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 27th 2016 at 9:50AM in News
Activision will not have a booth at E3

Activision will not have a booth at E3

Call of Duty publisher Activision Blizzard will not have a booth at this year’s E3.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 2nd 2016 at 10:25AM in News
Vivendi sells its remaining Activision Blizzard shares

Vivendi sells its remaining Activision Blizzard shares

Media giant Vivendi has sold the remainder of its financial interest in publisher Activision Blizzard.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 18th 2016 at 11:11AM in News

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Call of Duty claims sixth successive UK No.1, GTA V shoots up to second place

Call of Duty claims sixth successive UK No.1, GTA V shoots up to second place

With a lack of new releases hitting shelves, Call of Duty once again retains the top spot in the UK All Formats chart.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 18th 2016 at 9:58AM in News
Hateful Eight producer Stacey Sher named as Activision Blizzard Studios co-president

Hateful Eight producer Stacey Sher named as Activision Blizzard Studios co-president

American movie producer Stacey Sher has taken a senior role at Activision’s TV and film business.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2016 at 1:20PM in News
Activision Blizzard to buy MLG in $46m deal - report

Activision Blizzard to buy MLG in $46m deal - report

Soon after shelling out $5.9bn for Candy Crush firm King.com, it appears that Activision Blizzard might be making another acquisition.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 4th 2016 at 9:46AM in News