Microsoft has officially closed its $68.7 billion Activision Blizzard deal after an agonizing year of batting off legal issue after legal issue. The deal was the biggest ever seen in the industry and Microsoft’s biggest-ever deal.
Xbox head Phil Spencer wrote for Xbox Wire revealing the news. In the post, he promises to work with the storied game developer to “bring your favorite games to more places so more players can join in.” It also states that it’ll “learn, innovate, and continue to deliver on our promise to bring the joy and community of gaming to more people.”
We already knew this deal was poised to close this week, alongside the potential for ABK games landing on Xbox Game Pass next year. With this deal, not only does Microsoft now own the biggies like Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, and Overwatch 2, but it also owns a slurry of notable developers, including King Games, Sledgehammer Games, Treyarch, Toys For Bob, High Moon Studios, Infinity Ward, and more.
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