July 21, 2017 1:29 PM ET


Company Overview of Activision Publishing, Inc.

Company Overview

Activision Publishing, Inc., a digital entertainment company, develops, publishes, and distributes interactive entertainment and leisure software products for various consoles, handheld platforms, and PCs worldwide. It offers video games for various platforms, including Android, Kindle Fire, Linux, Mac, Nintendo, PCs, PlayStation, Wii, Windows mobiles, Xbox, iPad, and iPhone. Activision Publishing, Inc. was formerly known as Activision Inc. and changed its name to Activision Publishing, Inc. in June 2000. The company was founded in 1979 and is based in Santa Monica, California. It has operations in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy...

3100 Ocean Park Boulevard

Santa Monica, CA 90405

United States

Founded in 1979





Key Executives for Activision Publishing, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 49
Chief Operating Officer of Guitar Hero
Co- Chairman of Call of Duty Endowment
Age: 73
Co-Chairman of The Call of Duty Endowment
Age: 54
Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Activision Publishing, Inc. Key Developments

Bungie and Activision Unveil Destiny 2 Gameplay with New, Action-Packed, Character-Driven Story and Breadth of Activities

Bungie and Activision Publishing, Inc. debuted Destiny 2’s gameplay for the first time to a global, livestreamed audience in a hands-on event at Jet Center in Hawthorne, California. Destiny 2 is the sequel to the internationally acclaimed Destiny, a first-person action game that takes the player on an epic journey to defend humanity from annihilation. In September, Destiny 2 will be available on PlayStation®4 systems with additional, timed exclusive content, and Xbox One (PlayStation®Plus or Xbox Live Gold subscription, respectively, required for significant features). Additionally, Destiny 2 will be available on PC at retail and as the first third-party game to be offered digitally via Battle.net®, Blizzard Entertainment's online gaming service. The broadcast was streamed globally in four languages and emphasized that the game will offer a fresh start to all players with no previous knowledge or background needed. Destiny 2’s story allows the player to enjoy a heroic, cinematic journey, either solo or with friends. A key announcement during the livestream was about a new feature called, “Guided Games,” that makes it easy for all players to experience the most challenging and rewarding activities the game has to offer. This new feature allows solo players to find and play with other players to enjoy Destiny 2 and earn new in-game rewards like weapons, and armor. Also available for attendees was “Countdown,” an all-new competitive multiplayer mode as well as a three-player cooperative activity on a new map called, 'Inverted Spire'.

Activision Publishing, Inc. and Bungie to Launch Destiny 2 on September 8, 2017

Activision Blizzard, Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Activision Publishing, Inc. and Bungie, will be launching Destiny 2, the sequel to Destiny, a first-person action game that takes the player on an epic journey to defend humanity from annihilation, with a worldwide release on Sept. 8. The company also announced the first hands-on gameplay reveal livestream will be broadcast around the world on May 18. Destiny 2 will be available on PlayStation 4 systems with additional, timed exclusive content, Xbox One (PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold subscription, respectively, required for significant features). Destiny 2 will also be on PC. Destiny 2 is currently Rating Pending (RP) by the ESRB and will be available at a suggested retail price of $59.99.

Activision Publishing Unveils Skylanders Imaginators on Nintendo Switch Platform

Activision Publishing, Inc. has announced the availability of the Skylanders Imaginators on the new Nintendo Switch platform for fans. Skylanders Imaginators for the Nintendo Switch introduced a digital library that allows players to easily load and store their 300+ toys from the Skylanders franchise directly to the new home gaming system. This March also marks the debut of some of Skylanders' most anticipated characters including Painyatta and Grave Clobber in Skylanders Imaginators, as well as a brand-new expansion pack for the game. Additionally, the Skylanders Imaginators Cursed Tiki Temple level pack is a first in franchise history, taking kids on an all-new adventure as they unlock more than 100 new offerings for their Skylanders Imaginators. The pack comes with Sensei character Wild Storm who will unleash a new level to players, a life Creation Crystal and an Imaginite Mystery Chest.

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