Atari Sold the Civilization Franchise

Who bought the Civilization franchise?
Bruno Bonnell, Atari Chief Executive, told Reuters in an interview that Infogrames recently sold the Civilization franchise, making a capital gain of 15.5 million euros (thanks: Jucaushii.ro). Firaxis Games confirmed last month that Civilization IV is under development (story). The first details about the game will be unveiled at the beginning of 2005.