Often fairly criticised as being too stuck in its ways, 2014 saw Activision Blizzard finally break free of its comfort zone. It bankrolled Sledgehammer’s abandonment of
COD’s modern warfare obsession, Bungie’s MMOFPS experiment
Destiny, and Blizzard’s accessible CCG Hearthstone. Here’s hoping this newfound love of risky business continues into 2015 and beyond.