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Microsoft acquisition of Activision Blizzard complete

The deal is done. Blizzard joins the Microsoft family.

Microsoft acquisition of Activision Blizzard complete

It’s been a long road to get here but today the Microsoft acquisition of Activision Blizzard has been completed. The acquisition cost around $69 billion.

Activision Blizzard posted the following after the news was revealed.

It’s a big day for us at Activision Blizzard. For more than four decades, our players have inspired us to push the boundaries of imagination with iconic universes including Call of DutyCandy Crush SagaCrash BandicootDiabloOverwatch, and Warcraft.

Today we begin a new chapter as we officially become a part of the Microsoft family, uniting with the amazing Xbox team and co-creating the future of gaming together.

In our earliest days we were a modest collective of designers who raided rivers, commanded choppers, and avoided pitfalls. Now as part of Xbox, we will continue our mission to deliver the world’s most epic interactive entertainment experiences to more people, more platforms, and across more worlds than ever before.

All of our history and success leading to this moment is because of you, our incredible gaming community.

To the reapers, fighters, rogues, and airstrikers,
The sharpshooters, revivers, healers, and bubble bursters,
Sorcerers, shamans, slayers, and survivors,

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for playing with us. We do everything we do for you, and we can’t wait to embark on our next adventure together.

–The team at Activision Blizzard

bobby's eyesIn related news, Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick will be staying on as CEO until January 2024 to help with the transition following the Microsoft acquisition.

This truly is the end of an era for Blizzard and we’ll have to see how this changes things in the months ahead. With the way things have been in the past few years at Blizzard, this surely has to be a positive outcome.

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