Activision and Vivendi Games merge

The largest video game publisher in the world is no longer Electronic Arts.

In its place is the amalgamation of Activision and Vivendi Games, Activision Blizzard. Stunned gamers around the world wonder what this USD 18.9 billion deal will mean to the industry.

On their new site, the new company had this to say:

"The combination of Activision and Vivendi Games, Activision Blizzard, will create the world’s largest, most profitable pure-play video game publisher with some of the most popular titles in the industry, including Guitar Hero, Call of Duty, Tony Hawk, World of Warcraft, Starcraft and Diablo."

Check back soon for more details on the merge, and what it means to both companies franchises in the coming weeks.