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Infinity Ward sets up new team in Barcelona following Activision’s pledge to “meaningfully expand” investment in EU
Shortly after Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard was approved in the EU, Infinity Ward has established a new office in Barcelona. The team will collaborate closely with Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile developer Digital Legends.
Jim Ryan says Microsoft offered to only keep older Activision games on PlayStation, explains his stance on blocking merger
The third day of the FTC v. Microsoft hearing featured pre-recorded testimony from Sony Interactive Entertainment boss Jim Ryan. Here is what he had to say about the Activision Blizzard deal and its potential impact on the PlayStation platform.
Microsoft says only 3% of PlayStation players to switch consoles if Call of Duty becomes Xbox exclusive
The UK’s Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) overestimates the importance of the Call of Duty franchise, according to Microsoft. The company is now trying to argue that this IP won’t make most PlayStation players switch to Xbox.
Microsoft pledges to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo following its merger with Activision Blizzard
Microsoft is looking for new ways to persuade regulators to approve its $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard. The company has now entered into an agreement to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo.
Call of Duty franchise surpasses $30 billion in lifetime revenue, with its sales topping 425 million units
Following the presentation of Modern Warfare II, Activision Blizzard has shared some stats on the Call of Duty series. It’s been revealed that the franchise has surpassed $30 billion in lifetime revenue.
Call of Duty testers at Raven form first union at major US game company despite Activision’s pressure
Members of Raven Software’s QA team have voted to unionize following pressure from Activision Blizzard and a wave of layoffs. This will be the first official union formed at a US-listed game company.
Creator of browser game Warzone countersues Activision over Warzone trademark
Warzone.com, the developer of 2017 web-based strategy Warzone, has countersued Activision. Back in April 2021, the publisher filed a complaint with Los Angeles federal court seeking to dismiss the developer’s claims that Activision’s Call of Duty: Warzone infringes Warzone.com’s trademark rights. The developer’s recent filing with the US District Court for the Central District of California asks the court not to dismiss the case.
Activision restores its logo in Call of Duty marketing after previously omitting it
Activision rolled out a reveal trailer for Call of Duty: Vanguard’s multiplayer mode, which proudly sports the publisher’s logo in the trailer’s end slate. That’s unlike last month’s debut trailer for the title, which ran with the slate “Call of Duty presents” while noticeably omitting any Activision branding.
Call of Duty: Vanguard trailer omits Activision branding. Publisher cites creative reasons
Last week, Activision debuted Call of Duty: Vanguard with a trailer that for the first time in the series’ history ran with the slate “Call of Duty presents.” No mention of Activision. Nor did the video feature the publisher’s logo. The only reference to Activision is made in tiny print in the legally required copyright part at the very end of the video. Could it be that that the company is trying to disassociate its…
Game developers on research and work travels being “exhausting” rather than vacation-like
Sledgehammer Games game director Glen Schofield’s take on how much work goes into making Call of Duty has caused heated debate online. A lot of developers supported his point of view, saying that work travels and the research process might be really “exhausting.”