Mike Morhaime

Developer

With its 10 million-plus subscribers, each of whom pays about $15 per month to play, Blizzard’s “World of Warcraft” is the most financially successful videogame of all time. So, while Vivendi may have technically merged its entire games unit with Activision, it’s no coincidence that the resulting company is taking the name Activision Blizzard.

As CEO of Blizzard, Morhaime will focus on gaining new “Warcraft” players globally and satisfying existing players with expansions, launching new games like “Starcraft II” and “Diablo III,” and bringing Blizzard’s online expertise to other Activision franchises.

“We have been trying to preserve the small company mindset that’s baked into our culture,” he explains. “It was important in this deal that our new parent company allow us the illusion of still owning Blizzard.”

More Scene

  • National Comedy Center Set To Open

    National Comedy Center Set To Open During Lucille Ball Fest

    With its 10 million-plus subscribers, each of whom pays about $15 per month to play, Blizzard’s “World of Warcraft” is the most financially successful videogame of all time. So, while Vivendi may have technically merged its entire games unit with Activision, it’s no coincidence that the resulting company is taking the name Activision Blizzard. As […]

  • Carter Hudson, John Singleton, Angela LewisFX's

    John Singleton on Disney-Fox Deal: 'You Gotta Let FX Be What It Is'

    With its 10 million-plus subscribers, each of whom pays about $15 per month to play, Blizzard’s “World of Warcraft” is the most financially successful videogame of all time. So, while Vivendi may have technically merged its entire games unit with Activision, it’s no coincidence that the resulting company is taking the name Activision Blizzard. As […]

  • Kevin Durant Lindsey Vonn

    Kevin Durant, Lindsey Vonn to Keynote Variety's Sports & Entertainment Breakfast

    With its 10 million-plus subscribers, each of whom pays about $15 per month to play, Blizzard’s “World of Warcraft” is the most financially successful videogame of all time. So, while Vivendi may have technically merged its entire games unit with Activision, it’s no coincidence that the resulting company is taking the name Activision Blizzard. As […]

  • Cher and Meryl Streep'Mamma Mia! Here

    How the Cast of 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' Geeked Out Around Cher

    With its 10 million-plus subscribers, each of whom pays about $15 per month to play, Blizzard’s “World of Warcraft” is the most financially successful videogame of all time. So, while Vivendi may have technically merged its entire games unit with Activision, it’s no coincidence that the resulting company is taking the name Activision Blizzard. As […]

  • Demi MooreComedy Central's Roast of Bruce

    Demi Moore Appears as Surprise Guest at Bruce Willis' Comedy Central Roast

    With its 10 million-plus subscribers, each of whom pays about $15 per month to play, Blizzard’s “World of Warcraft” is the most financially successful videogame of all time. So, while Vivendi may have technically merged its entire games unit with Activision, it’s no coincidence that the resulting company is taking the name Activision Blizzard. As […]

  • Outfest Filmmakers Get Political, Issue Call

    Outfest Filmmakers Get Political, Issue Call to Action on Opening Night

    With its 10 million-plus subscribers, each of whom pays about $15 per month to play, Blizzard’s “World of Warcraft” is the most financially successful videogame of all time. So, while Vivendi may have technically merged its entire games unit with Activision, it’s no coincidence that the resulting company is taking the name Activision Blizzard. As […]

  • Bob Woodruff Foundation Acquires Veterans Org

    Bob Woodruff Foundation Acquires Veterans Org Got Your 6

    With its 10 million-plus subscribers, each of whom pays about $15 per month to play, Blizzard’s “World of Warcraft” is the most financially successful videogame of all time. So, while Vivendi may have technically merged its entire games unit with Activision, it’s no coincidence that the resulting company is taking the name Activision Blizzard. As […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content