Xbox ha comprado Activision Blizzard y todos sus equipos, según ha anunciado Microsoft a través de su página web. Esto incluye estudios como Blizzard Entertainment, Infinity Ward, King, Toys for Bob, Treyarch o el español Digital Legends, y marcas como Call of Duty, Crash Bandicoot, Diablo o Warcraft.
Although there are no figures in official communication, some people close to the agreement have talked about 70.000 million dollars;This is the case of the sources of Dina Bass, of The Terminal, who anticipated the purchase on Twitter minutes before his official announcement.Update: In a call for investors, Microsoft has confirmed that there will be 68.700 million dollars, All Cash.
In the middle of last year, the Department of Housing and Fair Employment of California filed a lawsuit against Activision Blizzard for "Violations of the Civil Rights of the State and the Laws of Salary Equality".The statements and testimonies that followed the lawThe toxic work culture that was denounced in July does not seem enough.
Phil Spencer did not take long to join the criticism of Activision Blizzard, and in an interview he has talked about how his company was revaluing his relationship after the reports that the media were publishing.In today's statement, Spencer dedicates a paragraph to the subject, perhaps with less forcefulness but making clear, even so, his official position in this regard:
Until the purchase is definitively closed, Blizzard Activision and Microsoft will operate independently.Once it closes, Spencer says that they will add as many games as they can from the Activision Blizzard catalog to Game Pass, which, by the way, already has 25 million subscribers.
This is the second acquisition of great caliber that leaves us 2022, by the way: does nothing that Take-Two bought Zynga for 12.700 million.Small change!