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April 25, 2015 12:50 PM ET

Software

Company Overview of Activision Publishing, Inc.

Company Overview

Activision Publishing, Inc. develops, publishes, and distributes interactive entertainment software products. It was incorporated in 1991 and is based in the United States. Activision Publishing, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc.

3100 Ocean Park Boulevard

Santa Monica, CA 90405

United States

Founded in 1991

Key Executives for Activision Publishing, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 46
Chief Operating Officer of Guitar Hero
Co- Chairman of Call of Duty Endowment
Age: 70
Co-Chairman of The Call of Duty Endowment
Age: 51
Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Activision Publishing, Inc. Key Developments

Activision Publishing, Inc. Announces Availability of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition

Activision Publishing, Inc. marked the first Call of Duty(R) game led by developer Sledgehammer Games and the first time for a three-year development cycle. Advanced Warfare also introduced the exoskeleton the biggest core movement change in franchise history. With the power of the exo, players can boost jump, dodge, slam and more through a visceral and compelling new story; built from the ground up multiplayer experience; and a brand new cooperative mode for the complete entertainment package that only Call of Duty can deliver. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition, starring Kevin Spacey, is available worldwide November 03, 2014. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare envisions a powerful future, where both technology and tactics have evolved to create a ripped-from-the-headlines-of-tomorrow story. Kevin Spacey stars as Jonathan Irons one of the most powerful men in the world shaping this chilling vision of the future of war. Based on plausible technology and extensive research, the all-new story, conceived by the storytellers at Sledgehammer Games, introduces a world where private military corporations (PMCs) wield more might than national governments, and soldiers fight not for country but for profit; militaries for the higher bidder. These PMCs are outfitted with the latest in combat technology the exoskeleton empowering soldiers to overcome enemies with incredible and varied abilities, giving them a whole new way to traverse the battlefield. This is war like never before. Also available November 03, 2014 is the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Season Pass. The Season Pass lets gamers access four Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Map Packs to be released in 2015 at a bundled discount (discount based on a Season Pass suggested retail price of $49.99, and four individual DLC Map Packs at a suggested retail price of $15 each). With Season Pass, gamers get instant access to the Atlas Gorge Bonus Multiplayer Map, a re-envisioning of the fan favorite Call of Duty(R) 4: Modern Warfare(R) map, Pipeline. The DLC Map Packs will be available on the Xbox Live online entertainment network from Microsoft first and pricing and release dates may vary by platform.

Activision Blizzard Patent Infringement Markman Hearing Completes

The Markman hearing for the patent infringement suit by Worlds Inc. against Activision Blizzard, Inc., Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and Activision Publishing, Inc. (Activision Blizzard et al), was held October 3, 2014 to address various aspects of the infringement suit claims and how the words in the 11 disputed "constructions" in the claims should be construed for jury consideration. The additional purpose is for the court to determine the meaning and intent of the language used in the claims. As is typical in Markman Hearings, no ruling was issued from the bench by Judge Denise Casper of the United District Court for the District of Massachusetts. The court gave no indication of when it would issue the ruling.

Activision Publishing, Inc. Plans to Bring Eon's Elite to Fans This Fall

Activision Publishing, Inc. announced plans to bring "Eon's Elite," a new set of premium toys, to Skylanders(R) fans worldwide this fall. The limited edition Eon's Elite will introduce eight must-have collectible versions of fan-favorite Skylanders characters, beginning with Spyro and Chop Chop. Elite Spyro and Elite Chop Chop. Two of eight must-have collectible versions from "Eon's Elite" line of toys featuring fan-favorite Skylanders(R) characters coming to fans worldwide this fall. The heroes in the "Eon's Elite" roster hail from the original Skylanders Spyro's Adventure(R) and have been carefully selected by Master Eon for displaying undaunted courage and commitment to defending all of Skylands. Eon's Elite features a never-before-seen decoration with a distinct, metallic finish and a golden base that sets them apart from other Skylanders toys. Each of these special edition toys will be offered in premium foil packaging and also features a display case with a 3D lenticular background. Additionally, when played in-game, Eon's Elite will be up to three times as powerful over other characters, which represents the biggest in-game boosts ever incorporated into a Skylanders toy to date.

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