Microsoft Is Acquiring Activision Blizard for an Estimated $70 Billion

Microsoft is acquiring Activision Blizzard and all of its studios. The deal is estimated to be $70 Billion.

Activision is an American game publishing company based in Santa Monica California. It serves as a publishing company for the parent company Activision Blizzard. Activision Blizzard also owns several other studios.

Recently Microsoft announced the acquisition of Activision Blizzard and all of its subsidiary studios and IPs.

Microsoft recently released a blog post with details about this massive deal. Until the deal is final both companies will operate separately. But once the deal closes Activision Blizzard will report to Phil Spencer, the CEO of Microsoft.

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Microsoft also announced that they will bring as many Activision games to Xbox Game pass after the deal is final.

“we will offer as many Activision Blizzard games as we can within Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass, both new titles and games from Activision Blizzard’s incredible catalog.”

Daniel Ahmed on Twitter recently reported on this deal. Apparently, the deal amount between Microsoft and Activision Blizzard is estimated to be $70 Billion.

As part of this deal, Microsoft will acquire the following studios-

  • Activision Publishing,
  • Blizzard Entertainment,
  • Beenox
  • Demonware
  • Digital Legends
  • High Moon Studios
  • Infinity Ward
  • King
  • Major League Gaming
  • Radical Entertainment
  • Raven Software
  • Sledgehammer Games
  • Toys for Bob
  • Treyarch

Some of the intellectual properties that Microsoft will soon own are-

  • Call of Duty, 
  • Crash Bandicoot 
  • Guitar Hero
  • Tony Hawk’s
  • Spyro/Skylanders
  • World of Warcraft
  • StarCraft
  • Diablo
  • Hearthstone
  • Heroes of the Storm
  • Overwatch
  • Candy Crush Saga ect.

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