While five properties are confirmed to be making the transition over to Acti Blizz, some titles like Ghostbusters and Brutal Legend face troubling times.
They’re also looking to "realign staffing" at Radical Entertainment and High Moon Studios, with Massive Entertainment and Swordfish Studios possibly getting sold off.
"We are focused on improving efficiency across the combined organization and are concentrating on businesses where we have leadership positions that are aligned with Activision Publishing’s long-term corporate objectives," said Activision CEO Mike Griffith.
Crash Bandicoot, Ice Age, Spyro, Prototype and an unannounced project have made the publishers cut. Radical is working away on Prototype, an ambitious sandbox style game.
"Four of the five properties that we are keeping will be wholly owned properties that further bolster our strong brand portfolio," said Griffith "We are very excited to add such recognizable and successful brands as Crash Bandicoot, Ice Age and Spyro, which reinforce our leadership position in movie-based and family entertainment video games."
"We have conducted a thorough review of Vivendi Games’ brand portfolio and are retaining those franchises and titles that are a strong fit with our long-term product strategy. We are reviewing our options regarding those titles that we will not be publishing."
While not an official death knell for the properties not being carried over it certainly casts doubt over a safe future for them. Activision is also "evaluating options" for Vivendi Games Mobile and Sierra Online.