Vivendi, Activision Merger to Create Gaming Powerhouse

Paris-based Vivendi SA and Santa Monica, Calif.-based Activision Inc. said Sunday that their respective board members approved a plan to combine Activision with the French company's game unit, Vivendi Games, which includes Blizzard Entertainment and t

April 6, 2018

Paris-based Vivendi SA and Santa Monica, Calif.-based Activision Inc. said Sunday that their respective board members approved a plan to combine Activision with the French company's game unit, Vivendi Games, which includes Blizzard Entertainment and three other divisions. The deal would create an $18.9 billion electronic entertainment juggernaut, rivaling the world's current No. 1 publisher, Electronic Arts Inc., in terms of the variety and types of games it would offer worldwide.

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