Activision Blizzard is one of the largest game companies on the planet, owning some incredibly popular and successful franchises (Call of Duty, Warcraft, Skylanders, etc.). While many of its competitors have struggled, Activision Blizzard has continued to rake in billions year in and year out. They do alright for themselves, basically. However, Activision Blizzard was under the control of Vivendi. Lately there's been some financial drama between the two, as Vivendi made plans to take Activision Blizzard's cash reserves to pay off its own debts. Needless to say, Activision Blizzard was not thrilled about the prospect, and, well... PA Report This, technically, makes Activision Blizzard "indie". Sorry, Mojang, you are no longer the least-indie indie out there. Now, while Activision Blizzard has taken control of its destiny, there are some new problems the company will have to face. This move lands the company with about $1.4 billion dollars of debt, and if it messes up, there'll be no one there to catch their fall. It's a heavy risk for the company many accuse of always playing it safe. So, what do you think? Are Kotick and Kelly acti-visionaries, or are the odds just stocked against them?