Microsoft have foot a big bill to acquire World of Warcraft and Call of Duty game creators Activision Blizzard! Games like WoW, COD, Diablo and other titles will now be owned by Microsoft and their Xbox gaming division! The entire cost of the acquisition is a staggering $68.7 billion!
The official announcement by Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer outlines their new plans for Activision Blizzard and what fans of their properties can expect:
Upon close, 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. We also announced today that Game Pass now has more than 25 million subscribers. As always, we look forward to continuing to add more value and more great games to Game Pass.
The fantastic franchises across Activision Blizzard will also accelerate our plans for Cloud Gaming, allowing more people in more places around the world to participate in the Xbox community using phones, tablets, laptops and other devices you already own. Activision Blizzard games are enjoyed on a variety of platforms and we plan to continue to support those communities moving forward.
Other notable Activision Blizzard titles which Microsoft will now own include Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, Overwatch, Starcraft, Guitar Hero and more!
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