According to Bloomberg, an investor’s meeting will take place on June 22 in Corsica, in which Vivendi Chairman Jean-Rene Fourtou will discuss selling some portion of its 61% share in the companies.
Vivendi had a rough 2011, with its shares dropping 28%, even though Activision Blizzard went up by 4.5%.
When Vivendi merged with Activision and Blizzard in 2008, several games were dropped from development schedules, to be picked up by other publishers. The aforementioned titles would seem to be too “core” to Blizzard’s identity, but lesser titles in the Activision or Blizzard pipeline could be affected.
We’ll be watching this very closely and keeping you abreast of future developments.