MGG / Video Games Articles and stories /

Microsoft to purchase Activision Blizzard in $68.7bn deal

Microsoft to purchase Activision Blizzard in $68.7bn deal

Microsoft will purchase publishing giant Activision Blizzard in an all-cash deal worth close to $70 billion, the Xbox owner has announced.

Microsoft have opened their seemingly bottomless wallet once again: the Redmond, Washington-based firm has agreed to pay the tidy sum of $68.7 billion for Activision Blizzard.

The news was broken by Bloomberg journalist Jason Schreier, before the takeover was ratified shortly afterwards in a lengthy post on Xbox website.

Activision Blizzard, a company made up of Call of Duty publisher ActivisionOverwatch, Diablo, and Warcraft creator Blizzard, and mobile giant King, will become part of the Xbox family once the takeover completes, expected to be sometime before July 2023.

One of the most influential publishers on the planet, Activision Blizzard has been under intense scrutiny of late, in particular concerning multiple cases of harassment and a toxic corporate culture. It remains to be seen what plans Microsoft has to tackle this culture.

This takeover follows the Bethesda acquisition, another massive deal. According to Xbox head Phil Spencer, the vast majority of games from their new acquisition will come to Microsoft's Game Pass service, to the delight of its 25 million subscribers.

Bethesda has officially joined the Xbox Team

Both companies have shared the confirmation of Microsoft's new acquisition.

Bastien Dubosq-Luyer

Tests, guides et plus si affinités... Vous apporte son aide depuis 2012 sur vos AAA favoris.

More Stories

02:34 Lost Ark: The Artist will land soon, but in a censored version!
02:33 God of War Ragnarok: The actor of Kratos wins an unusual record!
02:32 PS5: Discover the 5 most anticipated games of 2023
02:32 Minecraft: players reproduce one of the best amusement parks in France!
02:31 Nintendo Switch: These games and a critical flaw can make your console dangerous!
02:30 GTA: Which game is the worst in the license? The community has decided and here is the result!
02:30 Twitch: This Fortnite streamer has been in "jail" for 60 days on his own stream!
02:29 Elden Ring: This mechanic present in Dark Souls is sorely lacking in the game of the year!
02:27 Animal Crossing: Why Nintendo does not take more advantage of its cash cow?
02:25 Genshin Impact: A finally objective Tier List? In any case, this is what the community offers!

Discover guides

Redeem Genshin Impact Promo Codes: Free Primogems and More!
Genshin Impact Tier List: The best characters for October 2020