According to what reported directly from an official post, Microsoft is about to acquire Activision Blizzard, with an operation that would bring the famous company to the third position worldwide, immediately behind Sony and Tencent. According to information currently released, Activision Blizzard will respond directly to Phil Spencer, CEO of Microsoft Gaming.
Thanks to this new acquisition it goes even further to expand the library of titles that will be available within the Xbox Game Pass, the famous subscription service offered to all users. Satya Nadella, president and CEO of Microsoft, commented on the transaction:
Gaming is the most dynamic and exciting category in entertainment across all platforms today and will play a key role in the development of metaverse platforms. We are investing heavily in world-class content, the community and the cloud to usher in a new era of gaming that puts players and creators first and makes gaming safe, inclusive and accessible for all.
The acquisition will join Microsoft both Activision Blizzard and King, the other company famous for mobile games such as Candy Crush Saga, to which are added titles such as Overwatch, Diablo, Call of Duty and many others. The news comes after recent scandals involving the company, which recently fired another 40 employees.
It is also interesting to remember how Phil Spencer himself, a few months ago, had expressed his opinion on the Activision case, after the scandal had started to get much bigger than anyone imagined. Who knows if this move will also change the development of the company's future titles, such as the long-awaited Overwatch 2, of which there is still no official news regarding a possible release date.
This new move will allow, even more, to Microsoft to expand the gamer community, reaching any device on the market, even through smartphone apps. In addition, as reported by the VGC website, Bobby Kotick will remain CEO of Activision Blizzard after the acquisition, with the Business team reporting directly to Phil Spencer, CEO of Microsoft Gaming, as soon as the acquisition is fully completed.