Microsoft buys Blizzard. Will it be a change for the better

Author: WoWAnalytica
Microsoft buys Blizzard
Posted: 19/01/2022

Microsoft is shopping again. A few months ago, the well-known Bethesda studio, which cost the company $ 7.5 billion, joined them. The Xbox team has repeatedly suggested that they would like to bring together a few other larger bands. Yesterday, rumors appeared on the Internet, which were quickly confirmed that the next great goal of Microsoft is Activision Blizzard - the transaction of which is to be finalized in days and will amount to 68.7 billion dollars.

After receiving approval from the largest institutions in the United States and Europe, Phil Spencer will be able to welcome to his team a corporation that owns the rights to brands such as Tony Hawk, Crash Bandicoot, Call of Duty, Candy Crush, Warcraft, Overwatch, Hearthstone, StarCraft and even Diablo. Are we going to have a great studio revival?

Gradually, games created by the studios that make up Activision Blizzard will be added to the Xbox Game Pass, an additional cash injection from Microsoft for the development of the above-mentioned brands will probably make them even more quality.

Phil Spencer, responsible for gaming activities, sent a special message to the media.

Over many decades, the studios and teams that make up Activision Blizzard have earned vast wellsprings of joy and respect from billions of people all over the world. We are incredibly excited to have the chance to work with the amazing, talented, dedicated people across 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, Treyarch and every team across Activision Blizzard. Until this transaction closes, Activision Blizzard and Microsoft Gaming will continue to operate independently. Once the deal is complete, the Activision Blizzard business will report to me as CEO, Microsoft Gaming.

Currently, there is little information on exactly how the structures in Blizzard will change and what the future awaits the current and future games. The community, however, hopes that after a tough few years under Activision, the purchase by Microsoft should have a positive effect and World of Warcraft will again be the king of mmorpg.

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