Microsoft announced that it has completed the acquisition of Activision Blizzard. The transaction value is US$68.7 billion and the acquisition process lasted almost 2 years.
In an official announcement, Phil Spencer welcomed the new studios and hopes that new games will be created that will delight players. Work is now beginning to bring Activision, Blizzard and King franchises to Game Pass and other platforms. The company will tell you more about this soon.
“To the millions of fans who love Activision, Blizzard and King games, we want you to know that today is a good day to play. You are the heart and soul of these franchises, and we are honored to have you as a part of our community. Whether you play on Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo, PC or mobile, you’re welcome here – and will be, even if Xbox isn’t where you play your favorite franchise. After all, when everyone plays, we win. We believe our news today will open up a world of possibilities for new ways to play. Thanks for your continued support. There’s a lot more to come in the coming months – I’m excited for the future and can’t wait to share it with you.” — Phil Spencer, CEO of Microsoft Gaming.