This excerpt taken from the ATVI DEFA14A filed Dec 5, 2007.
Okay, Ill ask a couple of other questions while Im waiting. One is headcount, the number of developers that Vivendi Games brings to the Activision mix and what your expectation is with regards to headcount on a going-forward basis. And then, Bobby, for you, when do you think that well start to see Activision properties exploited with the Blizzard know-how of MMO? Is that a calendar 09 possibility or is that a subsequent to calendar 09 event?
So, as far as headcount is concerned, I think what were saying is the combined headcount at close will be about 6,000, and half of those people will be engaged in product development. This is a very important point, though, Ed that youre raising, is that the commitment to quality is something that we saw consistently across our company and at Vivendi Games.
And I think one of the things that this accomplishes is you unite the greatest group of development talent in our industry all under one umbrella. And I think that will be a very positive, valuable, opportunity for both retention and recruitment. As far as our properties online for the future, I dont thin were comfortable commenting on what we intend to do with our properties in terms of the online exploitations today. Perhaps as we get closer to the closing well provide some more visibility in that regard.