With the purchase of Activision-Blizzard, Microsoft acquires some of the best-selling franchises and the most players in the entire industry
Less than a month into the year, microsoft announced the intention to purchase Activision-Blizzard for $68.7 billion.
The company pointed out that with the acquisition it seeks to accelerate the growth of the gaming industry in the different categories.
“This acquisition will accelerate the growth of Microsoft’s gaming business across mobile, PC, console and cloud, and provide building blocks for the metaverse.”
This news has generated great controversy around the world, however it should be remembered that the regulators still need to give the go-ahead.
With this purchase, microsoft will have the entire catalog of Activision, in this way it would be done with some of the best-selling franchises and with more players in the entire industry.
And it is that Activision-Blizzard it has the best selling IPS year after year on almost all gaming platforms.
Full list of Activision-Blizzard games that are now from Microsoft
When Xbox acquired Bethesda took over the names of studios such as iD Software and the creators of mythical sagas such as Skyrim, DOOM, Wolfenstein and Dishonored.
Now with this purchase it would become a very powerful asset for the brand and a brutal threat to the rest of the systems.
“From the lockdown, we will offer as many Activision Blizzard games as possible on Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass, whether they are new titles or games from Activision Blizzard’s incredible catalog. As always, we look forward to continuing to add more value and more great games to Game Pass.”
These are the games that would go to Microsoft
- Call of Duty
- candy crush
- crash bandicoot
- dj hero
- Empire Earth
- Gabriel Knight
- Geometry Wars
- Heroes of the Storm
- Interstate ’76
- King’s Quest
- Laura Bow Mysteries
- The Lost Vikings
- Police Quest
- Quest for Glory
- Solider of Fortune
- space quest
- Spyro the Dragon
- star craft
- Tenchu (legacy games)
- Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater
- world of warcraft
microsoft He pointed out that if the purchase is completed, it would become the third largest video game company in the world by revenue, only behind Sony and Tencent.
We must not forget that the company also has great power in the video game industry as a manufacturer.