Zdnet has an article containing some comments by Mark Bracken, vice president of marketing and business development for Rat Bag, on Vivendi Universals recent slump. Vivendi Universal are the no. 2 publisher of PC games worldwide with titles such as the Half-Life, Diablo, Warcraft and Tribes series, and movies such as "The Scorpion King" and "A Beautiful Mind."
Publishers need to keep product in their pipeline for future sales,? Bracken told ZDNet Australia. They need to keep the money coming in, and games are making them money at the moment, so if anything we will be better off.
Bracken also predicts that Blizzard may play a role in helping the company back on its feet.