Activision was founded in the year 1979. The company has been active for almost 40 years now. The founders of the company were Jim Levy, Alan Miller, David Crane, Bob Whitehead and Larry Kaplan. The company was formed by the developers who used to work at Atari, and after being upset with their treatment by the company, the developers formed Activision to develop games for the Atari 2600 console. The former name of the company was Computer Arts, which was later changed to Activision around the year 1979-1980.
After the 1983 Video Game Market Crash, Activision as a company was not doing so well, and was under various debts and was close to being bankrupt as well. Then in the year 1991, Bobby Kotick along with three more investors bought Activision for around $500,000. After the purchase, Bobby Kotick became the CEO of the company and did a major restructuring of the company. Activision was made profitable again by the year 1997-1998. Around the 2000s, the company made significant acquisitions, which included development studios like Raven Software, Treyarch, Infinity Ward, Neversoft, etcetera. In the year 2008, the company merged with Vivendi Games, and thus the name of the company was changed to Activision Blizzard.
The headquarters of the company is situated at 3100 Ocean Park Boulevard. The name of the city is Santa Monica, while the name of the state is California, USA. The pin code of the area is 90405.
Activision is an American company that focuses on the distribution, development and publishing of various types of video game software titles, for PC and console. The current CEO of the company is Bobby Kotick. As of the current date, the number of employees working at the company is around 4,000. The current name of the company is Activision Blizzard, after the merger with Blizzard Entertainment and Vivendi Games in 2008.
The primary services provided by the company include allowing customers to experience the best-selling and the most successful video games software, for both PC and console, by helping the software to develop, publish and also distribute it along with various retailers around the globe.
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