Xbox and Activision Blizzard: all IPs obtained thanks to the acquisition

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Microsoftannounced the acquisition of activeion Blizzard, which will enhance the Xbox IP fleet.

The news (which you can find at this link) of the acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft, is definitely the bomb of the day. Although Xbox fans are now gloating and not a little, we need to stop for a moment and think about which IPs the Redmond giant has obtained.

In 2008, Activision merged with Blizzard, taking over two highly successful franchises such as World of Warcraft and Starcraft. Blizzard obviously has also many other IPs to his credit, including newer ones like Overwatch. Following the success of Hearthstone on mobile devices, Blizzard has also begun to expand into this market with games such as the upcoming Diablo Immortal.

And speaking of mobile devices, Activision also acquired King in 2016. That acquisition was among the most profitable for the company, with huge franchises like Candy Crush. This step is very significant, also because Microsoft is expanding the Game Pass also on mobile.

Without further ado, here are the IPs that will become part of Microsoft: 


  • Call of Duty
  • Crash Bandicoot
  • Guitar Hero
  • Spyro the Dragon
  • Skylanders
  • Tony Hawk


  • Diablo
  • Hearthstone
  • Lost Vikings
  • Overwatch
  • Starcraft
  • World of Warcraft (+ Warcraft)


  • Bubble Witch Saga
  • Pet Rescue Saga
  • Candy crush saga
  • Farm Heroes Saga
  • Diamond Diaries Saga

As you too can see, the catalog is really rich and varied, we will see over time how Microsoft will decide to take advantage of the IPs of Activision Blizzard on Xbox. The news on the affair for today ends here, we also remind you that all this happens after the acquisition of Zenimax, which led the Bethesda titles to enter the Redmond giant, for more details on the story also in this case we refer you to our dedicated article that you can find by clicking here.

Also you have to think that Activision Blizzard right now navigates in big trouble (find more details here) so it will be interesting to see how the company evolves after this acquisition.

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