Activision Blizzzard leaves PC Gaming Alliance

Written by Joe Martin

April 14, 2009 | 10:44

Tags: #alliance #pc-gaming-alliance

Companies: #activision #activision-blizzard #blizzard #pcga

Activision Blizzard, the largest publisher in the gaming industry, has confirmed that it has now left the PC Gaming Alliance due to budgetary concerns.

Kotaku confirmed the news yesterday that Activision Blizzard, which was one of the original founding members for the group, was one of several companies to leave the Alliance for financial reasons.

"A few members have decided they cannot justify the budget (membership and staff) required to maintain an active role in the PC Gaming Alliance at this time," said a PCGA spokesperson, who then confirmed that Activision Blizzard was among that group.

The loss of Activision Blizzard, which controls prominent PC franchises like World of WarCraft, Diablo and Call of Duty, is sure to be a major blow for the group - but the Alliance still has plenty of members left...for now. Sony, Intel, AMD, Microsoft, Epic and Capcom are all companies that still attach themselves to the Alliance.

Leaving industry advocacy groups is nothing new for Activision Blizzard either - the publisher also dropped out of the Entertainment Software Association last year.

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