Microsoft acquires Activision Blizzard

Microsoft will soon acquire Activision Blizzard, making the company the third-largest by revenue behind Tencent and Sony worldwide.

Acquiring the game holding company means that Microsoft will add iconic games like “Warcraft,” “Diablo,” “Overwatch,” “Call of Duty,” and “Candy Crush” in its Game Pass.

While the positions and roles within Activision Blizzard will remain the same, they will report to Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer once the team closes.

“Gaming is the most dynamic and exciting category in entertainment across all platforms today and will play a key role in the development of metaverse platforms. 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,” said Chairman and CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella.

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