Microsoft Buys Activision Blizzard And World Of Warcraft, Overwatch And Call Of Duty Fall Into Its Hands

From sources in the Wall Street Journal, they assure that Microsoft plans to purchase Activision Blizzard for 68.7 billion dollars. The sagas of Call of Duty, Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Diablo will pass to the repertoire of Xbox games.

This morning it was announced that Microsoft already has the chips for its next purchase, another industry giant Activision Blizzard. The time is right, since the company responsible for titles such as World of Warcraft y Call of Duty It is on everyone’s lips after several cases of sexual abuse and harassment, dismissals of employees who denounced the facts and strikes for these reasons.

The legal closing of the purchase is still missing and this may take some time, but the debate on the monopolization that the Microsoft brand implies today has already been opened, a studio that had recently acquired Bethesda (Doom, Fallout).

The purchase also involves the acquisition of King; responsible for the saga Candy Crush for cell phones.

Among the titles that Xbox will add are from Blizzard: Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Diablo, Starcraft, Hearthstone. Y por parte de Activision: Call of Duty, Tony Hawk’s, Crash Bandicoot y Spyro.

Xbox’s intention is clearly to add several of these titles to its Xbox Game Pass. And it is also thought in terms of exclusivity compared to other consoles such as Playstation and Nintendo Switch.