Microsoft closes deal to purchase Activision Blizzard

All hail our corporate overlords

13 October 2023
by rawmeatcowboy 6

Back on January 18th, 2022, Microsoft had announced intent to acquire Activision Blizzard. While it seemed like there would be some opposition at first, no one expected the pushback to go on over 20 months. Regulatory boards and other organizations did all they could to stop this deal from going through, forcing Microsoft into the courtroom numerous times. Today, we see that all of it was for nothing on the opposition’s side.

After a few concessions and adjustments, all regulatory boards and organizations have given their blessing to the Microsoft acquisition of Activision Blizzard. Today, Microsoft revealed they are in the clear and the purchase can go ahead. This now means in the near future, Activision Blizzard will officially be under the Microsoft banner.

This deal is being signed for a whopping $69 billion, which shows just how highly Activision Blizzard and its properties are valued. This also means Nintendo fans can look forward to at least 10 years of Call of Duty games on Nintendo platforms, complete with feature parity when compared to other versions.

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martynstuff

6M ago

It's finally done! Now they have to buy Nintendo directly from Japan.....apparently..


enthropy

6M ago

https://www.eurogamer.net/xbox-exec-matt-booty-wanted-to-spend-sony-out-of-business

The plan is going fine so far.


enthropy

6M ago

@martynstuff

They sure want Nintendo, but don't think they're that easy.


khufuthemummy

6M ago

Feature parity just like MK1 was. I’m skeptical!


martynstuff

6M ago

@enthropy

Try telling that to the Financial Times


enthropy

6M ago

@martynstuff

FT aren't Japanese and I wonder how much they understand from their culture and how things in general work there, so I'll stay with a slice of common sense instead =D

 
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