Rumors Have Activision Forming Movie Studio Division

Posted by at 1:18 pm on August 19, 2014

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Activision may want to top Ubisoft in games but, if rumors are true, it going to join them in having  movie studio business.

While does seem like Ubisoft t has a good thing going. The company started handling development of game to film projects via an internal division, and that led to projects such as Assassin’s Creed with Michael Fassbender and Splinter Cell with Tom Hardy, among others.

Now there’s a report saying that Acitivision is in the early stages of creating its own internal film development studio.

The Information reports that Activision CEO Bobby Kotick is looking into executive hires to form an internal studio to produce film and TV projects based on Activision games.

Now while UbiSoft primarily creates games based on concepts owned or exclusively licensed by Ubisoft, Activision produces quite a few licensed games. In the last couple years, the Skylanders and Call of Duty games are Activision’s primary original IP offerings. Activision does have a large set of older properties such as Pitfall, from the classic era of gaming, and more that edge toward the modern side of the business. Then again any of those could be ripe for development.

Activsion also owns Blizzard, and that could be the real reason for the creation of this studio. But Blizzard already has one of its primary IPs, Warcraft, lodged over at Legendary, where Duncan Jones is finishing his feature film based on the world explored in various Blizzard games. Hearthstone is huge now, but that’s another Warcraft title. There have been rumors of development on a film based on Blizzard’s Diablo film series, and we don’t know where those rights lie.

 

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