Xbox has just landed another massive feather in their cap. After they announced that they acquired Bethesda last March, it looks like Microsoft has just absorbed another massive studio for their Xbox Family.
In an official statement from Phil Spencer, it has been revealed that Microsoft has agreed to acquire Activision Blizzard for a whopping $68.7 billion. The statement reads:
As a team, we are on a mission to extend the joy and community of gaming to everyone on the planet. We all know that gaming is the most vibrant and dynamic form of entertainment worldwide and we’ve experienced the power of social connection and friendship that gaming makes possible.
As we pursue that mission, it is incredibly exciting to announce that Microsoft has agreed to acquire Activision Blizzard.
To read the full statement, you can click here.
While Xbox has been frequently bashed for not having the same amount of great exclusives that the PlayStation has, this means that hit games like Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo, and more could be made exclusive for the Xbox.
This acquisition comes during a really low moment for Blizzard which has been grappling for months with accusations of toxic company culture. We don’t know how things will change exactly for the studio moving forward, but it’s very likely that Microsoft will want to handle all those nasty allegations first.
As of now, Microsoft and Blizzard are finalizing the deal, but fans hold their breath to see what comes next with this massive merger.