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Chee Saw

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Activision drops several Vivendi games - Oct 18, 2008 00:25

Australia, July 29, 2008 - Activision today announced that it will be retaining a handful of Vivendi Games' franchises that are a "strong fit with its long-term strategy". The games that have been confirmed as being added to Activision's stable include the Crash Bandicoot, Spyro The Dragon and Ice Age franchises, as well as Prototype and "a second new IP that has not been announced as of yet."

The downside of this announcement is that other Vivendi Games (namely Ghostbusters: The Video Game, Brütal Legend, WET, 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand, Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena and World in Conflict: Soviet Assault) are not being kept by Activision. "Activision will not publish other titles that were part of Vivendi Games' portfolio, and it is currently reviewing its options regarding these games" is all Activision would say on the matter when we talked to their Australian PR representative. However, a US spokesperson for Ghostbusters has gone on the record for the title, saying that "the game is not cancelled."

The news was even more grim for Vivendi Games Mobile and Sierra Online, which were described as "non-strategic business units".

Whether Ghostbusters, Brütal Legend and the rest of the discarded Vivendi games are sold off to new publishers or cancelled outright remains to be seen but it's likely to be a rocky future for these titles.


How rude!

The main game that I'm upset about is Chronicles of Riddick.  If that doesn't come out, somebody's gonna pay!  I would have also liked to take a look at the Ghostbusters game and Wet.  Hopefully someone will pick them up.

Wow, I just noticed this is really old news!  Someone probably already mentioned this in a thread.  Either that, or nobody gives a shit.  Either way, sorry guys.

Still pissed about Riddick, though!
<message edited by Chee Saw on Oct 18, 2008 00:30>

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