Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7B

The planned acquisition includes iconic franchises from the Activision, Blizzard and King studios like “Warcraft,” “Diablo,” “Overwatch,” “Call of Duty” and “Candy Crush.”

Whoa, so this is some pretty big news! Microsoft are dropping some big bucks to purchase one of the biggest publishers in the gaming world.

The deal comes after numerous sexual harassment claims against Activision Blizzard and while not directly mentioning the ongoing issues, Microsoft’s CEO did have this to say about the aquisition:

“We’re investing deeply in world-class content, community and the cloud to usher in a new era of gaming that puts players and creators first and makes gaming safe, inclusive and accessible to all.”

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

It’s safe to say you can expect Activision Blizzard titles to start appearing on their lucrative Game Pass offering once the deal has been made official.

This is the largest acquisition in Microsoft’s history, so do you think it’s worth it and what shape will this take for the future of the industry?

Let us know in the comments below!

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