Microsoft Buys Activision Blizzard, Everything That’s Going on


Samuel Larose

On January 18th the giant Microsoft bought Activision Blizzard for 68.7 billion dollars.


Activision Blizzard is one of the biggest gaming companies in the world. Since Microsoft bought this giant company they now own their games and franchises which are Call of Duty, Diablo, Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Candy Crush, the most profitable mobile game and more. They now also own Studios like Raven, Treyarch, Beenox, Infinity Ward and many more.


Playstation players are not happy about Microsoft’s acquisition because they worry that the games and franchises from Activision Blizzard like the Call of Duty franchise, will only be released on Xbox and PC. They are relieved since Microsoft announced that the well-known franchise will still release on Playstation but we can’t confirm if other franchises or games from Activision Blizzard will release on Playstation’s consoles.


There is currently an ongoing lawsuit against Activision Blizzard because of their workplace culture which is toxic. There are claims of sexual harassment, abuse and discrimination. The Microsoft Gaming CEO described these scandals as “Horrific”.


Microsoft chose to exploit Blizzard’s and Activision’s franchise and active games to make a profit from their high-cost acquisition.


This will very probably make Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass which has nearly 200 games grow bigger with a bigger variety of games for their subscribers.