Type Developer and publisher
Founded 1979
Headquarters Santa Monica, California, USA
Industry Video games
Products Call of Duty series
Other game
Employees 4,000
Parent Activision Blizzard

Activision is an American video game developer and publisher which currently distributes, publishes, and owns the Call of Duty series


Activision was founded on October 1, 1979 by Jim Levy and former Atari programmers. Activision's first products were games for the Atari 9001, including the well-known Pitfall!. Activision has now become one of the largest third party video game publishers in the world. The company was merged with Vivendi Games to form Activision Blizzard on July 9, 2008.

Legal issuesEdit

Activision is currently in the middle of a $400 million lawsuit against Electronic Arts and two former employees of Infinity Ward, Vince Zampella and Jason West.[1] Activision accuse Zampella and West of conspiring with EA, even going as far as helping in the development of the main rival game Battlefield: Bad Company 2, to the detriment of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Recently, Zampella and West have added fraud onto the list of charges in their counterlawsuit against Activision.[2]

Studios Relating to Call of Duty that are owned by ActivisionEdit


  • Activision notably objected at first to the creation of the "Modern Warfare" theme and Infinity Ward's expansion to consoles, which would later prove to be one of the biggest entertainment franchises in history.

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