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Microsoft decided to start the day with very important news: through a statement it announced the purchase of Activision Blizzard. Thanks to this, all the outstanding sagas of the developer will pass into the hands of Xbox.

Phil Spencer, head of brand, welcomed Activision Blizzard developers and studios to the company. Likewise, he took the opportunity to clarify what this new acquisition means for the future of both companies.

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Microsoft reaches agreement to buy Activision Blizzard

According to the details, it is estimated that Microsoft will pay about $70 million dollars for the purchase of Activision Blizzard. The companies will continue to operate independently until this deal closes. Once finalized, the developer and her studios will work with and report to Phil Spencer, CEO of Microsoft Gaming.

What does this acquisition mean? what sagas as Call of Duty, Warcraft, Candy Crush, Tony Hawk, Diablo, Overwatch, Spyro, Hearthstone, Guitar Hero, Crash Bandicoot, StarCraft and many others will be in the hands of Xbox and Microsoft.

In addition, they will be able to work on projects with studios such as Activision Publishing, Blizzard Entertainment, Beenox, Demonware, Digital Legends, High Moon Studios, Infinity Ward, King, Major League Gaming, Radical Entertainment, Raven Software, Sledgehammer Games, Toys for Bob, Treyarch and plus.

“Around the world, there is no more exciting place for fun and connection than video games. And there has never been a better time to play than now. As we spread the joy and community of gaming to everyone, we look forward to welcoming all of our friends from Activision Blizzard to Microsoft Gaming,” said Spencer.

The manager assured that they will take advantage of the Activision Blizzard franchises to accelerate their game plans in the cloud, as well as to promote Xbox Game Pass.

Microsoft will improve the Activision Blizzard environment

The recent controversies of Activision Blizzard become important before this acquisition, so Microsoft and Xbox promised to improve the work environment of the company and its studies. The goal of the companies is to extend their work culture to the developer.

“As a company, Microsoft is committed to our journey toward inclusion in all aspects of gaming, both among employees and gamers. We deeply value individual study cultures. We also believe that creative success and autonomy go hand in hand with treating each person with dignity and respect. We hold all teams and all leaders to this commitment. We look forward to extending our culture of proactive inclusion to the great teams at Activision Blizzard,” Spencer confirmed.

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