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Paul Sams: “Blizzard intends on delivering one frontline release per year”

During last night’s Acti Blizz Q4 earnings call, Blizzard COO Paul Sams said that, “Blizzard intends on delivering one frontline release per year. I think you can see in our numbers that that is contemplated.” Everyone knows that Blizzard is hard at work on Diablo III and StarCraft II along with the oft-teased “unannounced MMO”. […]

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Acti Blizz Q4 Financials headlines

  • New Hawk to release at year-end

    Forgot this last night. Acti Blizz confirmed a new Tony Hawk game for the fourth quarter of this year in its Q4 earnings call yesterday, saying it’s to shake the franchise up with a new gameplay mechanic. “We said we would reinvent this franchise from the ground up and we have developed a very innovative […]

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  • Acti Blizz Q4 earnings call - everything in one place

    It’s a jungle out there, Ringo. Thousands of stories. So little time. Let us ease your pain by telling you what happened in Activision Blizzard’s financial call last night in one easy list. Read the below. Now you know everything. That was simple, wasn’t it? Acti Blizz revenues up 26% for 2008, income up 21% […]

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  • Acti Blizz - Wii to sell 16 million next year, 360 and PS3 8 million each

    Activision president Mike Griffith last night said the firm expects big increased in console sales next year, with large sales rises for both under-the-TV and handheld hardware. “For calendar year 2009, we expect the installed base of hardware in North America and Europe will be up 8 million units for the PS3 and up 8 […]

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  • Acti Blizz earnings call - full transcript posted

    Seeking Alpha’s posted up the entire transcript from last night’s Activision Blizzard Q4 earnings call, which should come in handy if you’re confused about the fact that Bizarre Creations is working on two games, and not just a racer. There’s plenty of stuff in there. Get all our coverage from last night here.

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  • Blizzard: StarCraft II beta launching in "the coming months"

    Title says it all, really. Blizzard COO Paul Sams just said the StarCraft II beta will take place in “the coming months.” “The beta will be played on a basic version of our new Battle.net architecture, which will give us the opportunity to test the game and the service in a live environment. Over time, […]

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  • Bizarre racer confirmed for Q4 launch

    Acti Blizz has confirmed that Bizarre Creation’s secret racing game – reportedly a James Bond title – will release in the fourth quarter of 2009. No details were given for competitive reasons. The news came as part of Activision’s fourth quarter earnings call.

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  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 confirmed for Q4

    Acti Blizz just confirmed that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will release in the fourth quarter of this year. No details on the Infinity Ward title were given, but an exec said he believed the game will be the most anticipated for the end of 2009. The news came as part of Activision’s fourth […]

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  • Racing game and "the next Bond" both in dev at Bizarre Creations

    Activision Blizzard just confirmed that both a racing game “and the next Bond” are in development at Bizarre Creations in the UK. A company exec said the racing game, reportedly another James Bond title, will release in 2009. The news came as part of Activision’s fourth quarter earnings call.

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  • Acti Blizz Q4 Financials so far

    Activision Q4 2008 numbers are rolling in. Here’s what we know so far. Reported a net loss of $72 million, or 5 cents a share. Adjusted revenue was $2.3 billion which was much more than they predicted, and more than $2.15 billion which Wall Street estimated. ForecastingĀ  a 2009 adjusted profit of 61 cents per […]

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  • Kotick: A disciplined strategy won't include "wholesale layoffs" in 2009

    Following the release of fourth quarter financials, Bobby Kotick has said that Activision is not planning on going the layoff route most publishers are suffering at present. “We won’t be distracted by layoffs and restructuring and things that other companies are going to be distracted with,” Kotick told Reuters in an interview. “We don’t respond […]

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  • Acti Blizz revenues up 26% for 2008, income up 21% [UPDATE]

    Update – The press release just went out. Acti Blizz boss Bobby Kotick just confirmed net revenues for 2008 of $5 billion. Income for the year was $1.2 billion, said the exec. Acti Blizz did, however, swing to a net loss for the quarter ending December 31, reporting a net loss of $72 million, or […]

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  • Acti delays Bond to avoid competition with new Call of Duty

    Acti Blizz CFO Thomas Tippl just confirmed that its next James Bond game has been delayed to 2010 so it won’t compete with a new Call of Duty game at the end of 2009. The news came as part of Activision’s fourth quarter earnings call.

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