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Activision: Settlement costs won't impact earnings outlook

Publisher issues official statement following CoD trial settlement

Activision has issued an official press release following the settlement reached in the Call of Duty trial.


"Activision Blizzard, Inc. today announced that all parties to the litigation have reached a settlement of the dispute, the terms of which are strictly confidential," it said in the PR - the official line offered in earlier reports.

The firm also sought to appease any possible concerns of its investors. "The company does not believe that the incremental one-time charges related to the settlement will result in a material impact on its GAAP or non-GAAP earnings per share outlook for the current quarter or the calendar year, due to stronger-than-expected operating performance in the current quarter," it added.

EA has waded in on Activision since the settlement announcement, saying that its "refusal to pay their talent and attempt to blame EA were absurd".