October 7, 2022

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Microsoft to Acquire Activision Blizzard in Blockbuster $69 Billion Deal

Do you hear the sound of a thousand screams over at Sony HQ? If you do, it’s because Microsoft just announced that it would buy game publishing powerhouse Activision Blizzard for a staggering $68.7 billion ($95/share). To put the acquisition in perspective, Microsoft’s largest acquisition to date was LinkedIn, which the company purchased for around $26 billion back in 2016.

With this latest power move in the gaming space, Microsoft will have blockbuster franchises like Call of Duty, Warcraft, Diablo, Starcraft, Overwatch and countless others under its umbrella. The game studios that will come as part of the deal include 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 and Treyarch. 

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/microsoft-acquires-activision-blizzard-xbox-pc