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(re: re: re: Buying Sierra from Vivendi Universal) Huh? I don’t understand that comment. Well, perhaps I should say that I don’t understand what you mean by “gaming division as a whole.” Isn’t Sierra Entertainment, as it exists now, a gaming division, complete with all the properties that Sierra On-Line had? That is to say, is it a division seaperate from, for example, Blizzard (from what I last saw, a Vivendi division). Are you suggesting that there are other parts of what was once Sierra On-Line that survived the chaos leading to the present day situation and are in existance as seaperate divisions in Vivendi? I’d thought they were all condensed to Sierra Entertainment. Either that, or sold off.
I’m not sure how they are currently configured, but – my assumption is that many functions have been centralized; such as marketing, finance, manufacturing, sales, etc. Sierra used to have all of these groups, but doesn’t anymore.
When Sierra was sold, 99% of product development was internal. We had around 700 people just in development. My understanding is that most of development is external today – and, that Sierra’s internal development is a very small group.
In other words, it’s not clear what exists of Sierra to buy…
-Ken W