It’s never a surprise or shock to gamers to hear that Microsoft is making some significant moves in the video game industry. With their Gamer Pass recently bringing in 25 million subscribers & their sales of the Series X/S still climbing the charts, most would’ve thought any big news related to Microsoft would’ve come closer to this year’s E3, but they would be wrong.
Microsoft just announced that they purchased Activision Blizzard for $70 billion! Phil Spencer, Head of Microsoft, had this to say: “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.”
For PC gamers wondering if they’ll get some love from this purchase, Spencer said Microsoft will purchase: “as many Activision Blizzard games as we can” to Xbox Game Pass for PC and console, including new games and catalog titles.”
Spencer somewhat cleared the air about exclusivity by stating: “Activision Blizzard games are enjoyed on a variety of platforms, and we plan to continue to support those communities moving forward.”
What do you think about this purchase from Microsoft?
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