Welcome to Game Server Ratings

Featured Post

WASD Game Servers “wow33off”
WASD Game Servers Coupon Code: wow33off Expiration Date: 2012-09-30 Website: http://www.WASDgameservers.com This coupon will get you 33% off ANY game server and VOIP server from the best game server host – WASDgameservers.com
Read More ...

Become a Social Media Fan

  • Facebook Twitter Gsprating

Member Login

Sign Up Now!

Forgot Password

New password will be e-mailed.

Game Server Ratings   

110 game server providers  13 voice / hosting providers
611 reviews and 22 coupons from 228,197 members

Browse by name:    

Browse by location:

You must be logged in to post Login Register

Register? | Lost Your Password?

Search Forums:


Minimum search word length is 4 characters – Maximum search word length is 84 characters
Wildcard Usage:
*  matches any number of characters    %  matches exactly one character

How to save 5% discount to buy easy gold wow on safewow


1:10 am
November 13, 2017


Seattle, WA


posts 21


LOS ANGELES/SAN cheap fast wow gold FRANCISCO (Reuters) Activision Blizzard Inc intends to spend $500 million developing and promoting "Destiny," potentially breaking industry records as it seeks to build the sci fi role playing videogame into its next multibillion dollar franchise.

CEO Bobby Kotick revealed the number, which dwarfs Hollywood spending on some of its biggest firms, during the Milken conference in Los Angeles last week. A company spokesperson said on Monday the number was accurate but also included marketing, packaging, infrastructure support, royalties and other costs.

Activision, eyeing the flagging growth of its long running "Call of Duty" action shooter franchise, is eager to lay the foundation for its next multi game blockbuster series.

Investors hope that "Destiny," scheduled for release on September 9 from Bungie, the same studio that created Microsoft best selling "Halo" franchise, could re invigorate Activision revenue, which slid 6 percent in 2013.

The company signed a 10 year contract with Bungie in 2010 that gives it worldwide distribution rights and significant control over the potential franchise development.

"If you making a $500 million bet you can take that chance with someone else IP," Activision CEO told the Milken conference. "The stakes for us are getting bigger."

"Destiny" is a cross between a traditional shooting game format and a role playing game in which gamers play characters in a real time online world. The title allows gamers to play "Guardians" who protect the last city standing on a post apocalyptic Earth.

Analysts said $500 million would likely be a record spent on a single game especially one without an established track record. To break even, Activision would have to sell about 15 million to 16 million units of a $60 game, analysts said.

"It a head scratcher, said Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia. "For brand new IP, it tough but it could post a big surprise."

Bhatia expects the game will sell 8 million units. "Grand Theft Auto V," which hit stores last September, was a runaway success with over 32.5 million units as of February this year. But it was the fifth installment of a critically acclaimed series that had become an indelible component of popular youth culture.


Some analysts estimate that Take Two Interactive, the publisher of "Grand Theft Auto," spent over $260 million to develop, produce and market the fifth installment, though it unclear whether that comparable with Activision own $500 million figure.

GTA is on track to reach $2 billion in retail sales, according to analysts.

"Bungie very ambitious plan is designed to unfold over a 10 year period, "said an Activision spokesperson. "The depth of creative content, scope and scale is unprecedented and is required to bring Bungie vision to life."

The spokesperson added that investment in the next generation engine and a "robust backend infrastructure are upfront expenditures that should reduce future product development costs."

"Over the long term, we expect the ultimate product costs to be roughly in line with other Triple A titles."

Activison big bet comes as hits are getting harder to come by. The industry is struggling with a years long sales slump, the result of increasing competition from free to play games on smartphones and tablets. Video game software sales plummeted 11 percent last year from 2012.

Sales of Activision 2013 title, "Call of Duty: Ghosts," proved weaker than its 2012 installment.

Over time, Activision "Destiny" could hit large numbers "but there no way they would come close to Grand Theft Auto," said Mike Hickey, an analyst at the Benchmark Company.

Still, Activision executives say they see franchise potential in its new game.

"We expect to be Activision Publishing next billion dollar franchise," Kotick said when the company released its fourth quarter earnings on February 6.

The company, which reports first quarter earnings after the closing bell on Tuesday, saw earnings slide 12 percent to $1 billion in 2013. Its revenues dropped to $4.6 billion, from $4.9 billion the year before.

It generates significant revenue from its franchise properties, but many of those are several years old. "Call of Duty" has had a decade long run while "World of Warcraft" was first released in 2004.

Franchises enable game publishers to generate steady revenue from several iterations, as well as digital sales from additional downloadable content.

Activision could use another money making shooter game franchise, said Hickey, the Benchmark Company analyst.

"It up to management to create new experiences to drive forward growth over a game that could be aging a bit," he said. "I not saying of Duty is like that, but everyone is concerned about fatigue and competition."

Welcome to join Safewow members Thanksgiving Presale. Please register or log in safewow before buying WOW GOLD US/EU or other products, then you will get 3x reward points from November 9 to November 16.
While you will get extra 1%-8% discount for buying any Products.
Safewow WOW GOLD link:https://www.safewow.com/wow-gold-us


About the Game Server Ratings Forum

Forum Timezone: America/Los_Angeles

Most Users Ever Online: 118

Currently Online: Raiditem4U
12 Guests

Currently Browsing this Topic:
1 Guest

Forum Stats:

Groups: 3
Forums: 17
Topics: 677
Posts: 1154


There are 228167 Members

There are 2 Admins

Top Posters:

jrsmitery – 189
gsprating9 – 142
Artur – 113
Marcus – 95
safewow2017 – 86

Recent New Members: bobbyorr, zhangzk, chitianshi520, mmovipnet, happylifea, mtnba2k, mspsmuge, music23, angoutao, bestit, dedifire., jfauifsja, cqmyb71038838, christina-12, exum963, Raiditem4U, Pur3x, kellybam, cheaplingerie, yaya2017, AdaIvy, MiloMasson, matthewsmth, OGPALNFL, wendyififa, marktimpson, yangying, fifafut18, Arthurmoats, techiiie, [email protected], annawarren, kevan7726, MangeGamerZ, ericthames, lixiaoyao1994, jgedesiree, rsanna, philmackelsin, BackSmith, Simmons, Jollyhers, Trident Game Servers, safewow2017, Christianzhu, bellabhost, JackSmith, Longxuan2017, lindsayrobin, jungleGNZ

Administrators: Bobby (81 Posts), Vlad Dascalu (15 Posts)