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August 30, 2015 11:08 AM 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: 47
Chief Operating Officer of Guitar Hero
Co- Chairman of Call of Duty Endowment
Age: 71
Co-Chairman of The Call of Duty Endowment
Age: 52
Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Activision Publishing, Inc. Key Developments

Activision Publishing, Inc Announces Third DLC Pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Activision Publishing, Inc. announced that the third DLC pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will be available first on the Xbox Live online entertainment network for Xbox One and Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, with other platforms to follow. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC is developed by Sledgehammer Games with additional development by Raven Software and High Moon Studios. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is available for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation4, PC, as well as Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation3 computer entertainment system. The title is rated M for Mature with Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence and Strong Language. New and exciting vertical routes give players unique ways to dominate the battle through both the exo movement set and the new Exo Grapple ability. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Supremacy includes four new, action-packed multiplayer maps, all featuring the new Exo Grapple mechanic, which adds a layer of fun and strategy to the experience. The maps include: Parliament, Kremlin, Compound and Skyrise. Docked on the River Thames, this military cargo ship delivers a view of the London cityscape along with a fast-paced combat experience. Mixed site-lines provide opportunities for all styles of play to dominate this medium-sized map. Players can take control of the map-based scorestreak to unleash a barrage of missiles that annihilate enemies. Gamers must prepare for intense combat outside Russia's presidential palace in the new map Kremlin, as they navigate the worn-torn buildings of Red Square in this medium-sized, three-lane map. Secure elevated positions to give the team a strategic advantage, or use exoskeleton capabilities to avoid being caught in the minefield that activates mid-match. Players take combat preparation to the limit in an Atlas training facility hidden away in the Colorado wilderness, as they'll have to be quick on the trigger in this small, symmetrical map, which funnels high-speed combat through tight corners to the main tower structures. Players deploy to an Atlas Skyscraper overlooking the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. Based on the fan-favorite, Highrise, from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 by Infinity Ward, this map brings new exoskeleton mechanics to the classic multiplayer layout. Gamers must dominate the power positions in the center of this small-to-medium sized map to control the key navigation points. The popular Exo Zombies saga continues in the all-new episode, Carrier. Following the end of the last episode, Infected, Bruce Campbell (Army of Darkness, Burn Notice) steps in and joins the battle-hardened cast of John Malkovich (In the Line of Fire, RED, Burn After Reading), Bill Paxton (Aliens, Titanic, Edge of Tomorrow), Rose McGowan (Planet Terror, Scream), and Jon Bernthal (Fury, The Wolf of Wall Street). In Carrier, the four are trapped on an Atlas aircraft carrier. Carrier features advanced new weaponry, enemy Atlas Strike teams, Sentinel support squads, and a host of new zombie enemies.

Activision and Bungie Unveil Next Epic Adventure in the Destiny Saga with The Taken King

Bungie and Activision Publishing, Inc. announced The Taken King, a major expansion and by far the large addition to the Destiny universe yet. Building upon Destiny, The Taken King grows the universe with the first full destination to be added to the game since launch, an all-new campaign, three new Guardian subclasses, a massive arsenal of new armor, weapons and exotics, new Strikes and Crucible maps, a new Raid that will put players to the ultimate test, and more. The Taken King will be available world-wide on September 15, 2015.

Activision Publishing, Inc. to Launch Skylanders SuperChargers

Activision Publishing, Inc. announced that Skylanders is bringing another trailblazing innovation to the #1 kids console franchise with the launch of Skylanders SuperChargers on September 20, 2015 in North America. The company and the leaders of the toys-to-life category it created, expands upon the franchise’s signature game play to introduce vehicles-to-life an entirely new way for fans to experience the magic of Skylands. At the helm of powerful, tricked-out land, sea and sky vehicles, Portal Masters can engage in a high-octane action-adventure videogame like never before. Kids can speed across Skylands’ roads in vehicular combat, race down roaring rapids and engage in aerial dogfights as they barrel-roll through enemy swarms for the first time. Developed by Vicarious Visions, Skylanders SuperChargers offers a rich story-driven game play experience, filled with vehicle-based and on-foot adventures, combat, puzzles, mini games, activities and platforming, set within a variety of all-new compelling environments. Skylanders SuperChargers features a brand-new class of heroes, called SuperChargers who are distinct with fresh moves, powerful attacks and all-new weapons. These SuperChargers also have special in-game abilities that help Portal Masters fight Kaos. Twenty new SuperChargers character toys and 20 new vehicle toys will be available. Players will have the ability to customize all vehicles in-game with super cool modifications and upgradeable weapons. For the ultimate gameplay experience, players can pair a SuperCharger Skylander with its signature vehicle to create a SuperCharged combination, unlocking an exclusive mod that revs up the performance of both the vehicle and character. Not only are the vehicles playable in the game, but also many feature moving parts, making them fun to play with outside of the game. Additionally, Skylanders SuperChargerssupports all 300+ Skylanders toys from previous games, enabling all Skylanders characters to pilot land, sea or sky-based vehicles. The game’s storyline focuses on Kaos’ latest attempt to rule Skylands. In his efforts to take down the Skylanders, Kaos has unleashed his most sinister weapon ever a massive 'Doomstation of Ultimate Doomstruction' capable of eating the sky itself. Fortunately, Master Eon has seen the warning signs and assembled a special team of Skylanders to pilot an unstoppable fleet of land, sea and sky vehicles with the power to travel through the reign of destruction to stop Kaos. Additionally, the complete Skylanders SuperChargers experience will be available on iPad. The game will be available on September 20 in North America, September 24 in Australia/New Zealand and on September 25 in Europe.

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