A transaction that shakes the entire industry of video games.
Great Microsoft has just informed that for the amount of USD 68.7 billion (266 billion zlotys), Activision Blizzard will purchase.
This means that the creators of such hits as World of Warcraft, Warcraft, Overwatch, Hearthstone, Diablo, Candy Crush, Star Craft, Heroes of the Storm and Call of Duty will have a new owner.
I know it’s hard to believe, but it really happens…
Here , here , here i here you have confirmation.
Phil Spencer (head of the gaming side of Microsoft) has already issued a special message.
As a team, we have a mission to spread the joy and community of players for everyone in the world. We all know that playing is the most dynamic and dynamic form of entertainment around the world and experienced the power of social ties and friendships that you can play.
Because we carry out this mission, extremely exciting is announcing that Microsoft agreed to take over Activision Blizzard.
For many decades, studies and teams forming Activision Blizzard have gained huge sources of joy and respect for billions of people around the world. We are incredibly excited about the possibility of working with amazing, talented and devoted people from Activision Publishing, Blizzard Entertainment, Been ox, demon ware, Digital Legends, High Moon Studios, Infinity Ward, King, Major League Gaming, Radical Entertainment, Raven Software, Sledding hammer Games, Toys for Bob, Trey arch and every team at Activision Blizzard.
Until you close this Activision Blizzard and Microsoft Gaming transactions will continue to work independently. When the contract is finalized, Activision Blizzard will be subject to Microsoft Gaming.
After closing, we will offer as many ACTIVISION Blizzard games as possible as part of the Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass, both new titles and games from the amazing Activision Blizzard directory. We also announced today that Game Pass now has over 25 million subscribers. As always, we look forward to further adding values and more great games to Game Pass.
Fantastic franchises in Activision Blizzard will also accelerate our plans for Cloud Gaming, enabling more people from a larger number of places around the world participation in the Xbox community using phones, tablets, laptops and other devices that you already have. Activision Blizzard games are available on various platforms and plan to continue to support these communities in the future.
So you can expect that in a short future such games as World of Warcraft will go to Game Pass.
Who knows, perhaps Microsoft’s presence will allow Blizzard (or maybe ex-blizzard? — It’s hard to say under which the sign will work) to return to the splendor and provide us with such games, such add-ons, such a content we expect and what we deserved. Conversely, to what is happening now.
One can, however, confident. New, other, better (?) Times for WoW players, Diablo and the rest of the titles.
Update: When any new information appears, we quickly edit the news!
Update 2: We remind you that Microsoft took over Bethesda and Animal (i.e. the creators of Elder Scrolls online).