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    Will Dreamhaven buy out blizzard from Activision?

    Whats the chance that Michael Morhaime, seeing error of his ways, starts his own publisher with a plan of buying out Blizzard back from Activision and making it great again?

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    With what money?

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    There's no way in Hell Dreamhaven would be able to afford Blizzard.

    They'd have to establish themselves as a serious competitor first.

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    There's no point to it. Blizzard is only a name, the company isn't what it used to be and most employers who were working from the beginning have already left. Mike is better off building up his own company and make quality games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McNeil View Post
    There's no point to it. Blizzard is only a name, the company isn't what it used to be and most employers who were working from the beginning have already left. Mike is better off building up his own company and make quality games.
    Many of the old employees are at Dreamhaven. If they would theoretically buy Blizzard, it would be more or less the old.

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    Why does it matter if they're called Dreamheaven or Blizzard, it's not like they would receive the rights to World of Warcraft anyway which is Blizzards flagship.

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    He cant afford blizzard and he shouldve not sold the company in the first place.

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    Zero chance. It's likely to be years before you see any titles out of Dreamhaven. Meanwhile, it will soak up a lot of money. At some point down the road, Morhaime will likely need venture capital, but not now.

    Anyway, he's not buying Blizzard from Activision. That's not how it really works.
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    They would need Microsoft/Google/Amazon money to buy off a company like Blizzard.

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    Considering how non-sensical the decision would be I'd also go with no chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ali725 View Post
    He cant afford blizzard and he shouldve not sold the company in the first place.
    Blizzard was sold before it was even called Blizzard in 1994. It is hard to stay independent so quite many are willing to sell their company since it means financial burden is lightened. With Dreamhaven he can attempt to stay independent because he can now fund it himself.
    Last edited by Viikkis; 2020-10-15 at 11:06 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ali725 View Post
    He cant afford blizzard and he shouldve not sold the company in the first place.
    Perhaps lost Vikings and Rock N Roll Racing didn't bring in enough cash to keep the company going.

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    This kind of hope is both adorable and amusing.

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    Well let's be optimistic. Dreamhaven benefits from a big name at the top (Mike Morhaime) and a legion of ex-Blizzard employees. This gives Dreamhaven more credibility than a normal startup. We are also in an emerging "golden age" of video games thanks to a massive spike in interest due to covid. This is possibly a perfect storm to go public and raise money by selling shares of the company. Roblox is thinking it can go public and rake in $8 billion today.

    Let's say Dreamhaven went public and collected $8 billion. That's a staggering number. But let's just run with it. Unfortunately, Blizzard's estimated value is $20 billion. And then you'd have to sweeten the pot to Activision (even if they wished to sell it). So think more like $30 billion.

    They would be better off just making their own IPs.

    However, I would question Dreamhaven's leadership if they didn't go public and grab that cash in today's environment. They might never have a more favorable market for video game stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbselle View Post
    Many of the old employees are at Dreamhaven. If they would theoretically buy Blizzard, it would be more or less the old.
    no it wouldn't. they'd have to get rid of all the activision people after they bought it, which in itself would cause a big change in company culture.

    better to just write the blizzard name off and start over from scratch, slowly adding people to your new company and training them in your culture from the get go.

    it's just like wow guilds: it's almost always better to create a new guild than to try and salvage a dying guild.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbselle View Post
    Many of the old employees are at Dreamhaven. If they would theoretically buy Blizzard, it would be more or less the old.
    Blizzard IS the old Blizzard. It's a cute idea to blame Activision for the things that we don't like about Blizzard so that we can give our favorite studio from years past a free pass but Blizzard has always been like this. They've always released buggy unfinished poorly balanced games that didn't get fixed until a paid expansion (StarCraft, Warcraft 3, WoW, etc. All horrifically balanced at release.) - We've always accused them of being out of touch and money hungry. The same complaints that people have today are complaints that we had back in the WarCraft 2 days. Knee jerk balance changes, slow patches, they didn't listen and they just wanted our money. They've also always copied trends, and that's one of the big things that people like to blame Activision for. With or without Activision this game would have a cash shop, because that's standard in the industry now.

    Modern Blizzard still makes games that last. Look at D3. Minimal effort on Blizzard's part and people still login and play the shit out of that game every 4 months even though it hasn't changed in forever. There are a lot of things that I absolutely hate about what Blizzard does, but I can't blame Activision for very many of them. If anything I think Blizzard could use MORE corporate oversight, not less, because they waste a lot of time and resources on really silly things.

    So if you don't like what Blizzard is doing, point the blame where it belongs, at Blizzard. Them having new ownership wouldn't instantly make them better. It would still be Blizzard lol.
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    Where would they find all those billions...?
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    Is this one of those things where people still think Blizzard from X year was their best friend and they believe mean old Activision came along and corrupted that friend? And that if they could just get the old band back together, that super duper friend they believe they used to have would come dancing back into their lives?

    Yeah, it won't be happening.

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    No because they'd need a stupidly high amount of money to do so, money which they will likely never have.

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