Could The Microsoft-Activision Blizzard Deal Be Finalized Soon…?

Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard could become official months after the initial announcement of the purchase.



Microsoft announced in early 2022 that it plans to acquire the games conglomerate, Activision Blizzard. The deal was said to be worth nearly $70 billion and would add several popular games, including the Call of Duty franchise, to the Xbox roster. Although Microsoft and the Xbox platform have not yet officially acquired ownership of Activision Blizzard, a finalised deal is expected to be announced soon.

New content from Blizzard and Activision is being coveted by many. Fortunately for Xbox and Windows gamers, easier access to Activision Blizzard games could begin as early as next month, pending action by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

Microsoft is waiting for FTC approval before it officially acquires Activision Blizzard.

The acquisition will cost about $68.7 billion, and the company will acquire the rights to Activision Blizzard’s games, including the Diablo, World of Warcraft and Call of Duty franchises. The deal will automatically be finalised if the FTC does not request further information from Microsoft within the next month. Xbox plans to merge Activision Blizzard into the existing brand by summer 2023 at the latest, although any decisions by the US government could allow companies to join the team much earlier.

It is currently unclear what plans the Xbox team has for the brands owned by Activision Blizzard. While it is conceivable that some of the biggest Activision and Blizzard titles could become exclusive to Microsoft’s platform, it seems unlikely that the game titles will be restricted to franchises. It is more likely that content for future Diablo, Overwatch and Call of Duty games will be available exclusively to Xbox and Windows players, giving fans worldwide a reason to switch to Microsoft’s product or service. Of course, none of this is possible until Activision officially gains control of Blizzard.

Xbox Game Pass is already a remarkable offering for gamers looking to expand their content offerings.

If Activision and Blizzard games are released in the future, which seems likely, that fans will have access to an unprecedented catalogue. For the time being, gamers will have to wait and see what Microsoft and Activision Blizzard do.

Source: RMC

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