It’s Official! Activision Blizzard King Joins Xbox


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By: Jason Siu


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Activision Blizzard King is now officially part of Team Xbox

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Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard for $69 billion, one of the most expensive in tech history, has now closed. As the most expensive video game acquisition to date, this deal is poised to forever change the gaming industry. The acquisition faced hurdles, including difficulties in securing approval from the U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). To satisfy the CMA’s concerns, Microsoft granted Ubisoft cloud streaming rights for Activision Blizzard titles.

Originally announced in January 2022, the deal required approval from over 40 countries and regions to finalize. As a result, franchises such as Call of Duty, Overwatch, Diablo, World of Warcraft, and Candy Crush are now part of the Xbox portfolio.

The announcement was made by Phil Spencer, CEO of Microsoft Gaming, in a detailed post. “As one team, we’ll learn, innovate, and continue to deliver on our promise to bring the joy and community of gaming to more people,” said Spencer. “We’ll do this in a culture that strives to empower everyone to do their best work, where all people are welcome, and is centered on our ongoing commitment of Gaming for Everyone. We are intentional about inclusion in everything we do at Xbox – from our team to the products we make and the stories we tell, to the way our players interact and engage as a wider gaming community.”

The post also confirms that Microsoft is starting “the work to bring beloved Activision, Blizzard, and King franchises to Game Pass and other platforms.” It appears that it’s only a matter of time until Activision Blizzard titles become available on both Xbox and PC Game Pass.

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With over 20 years of online publishing experience, Jason Siu is currently the Content Director at VerticalScope and used to spend most of his time writing about cars. His work can be seen on websites such as AutoGuide, EV Pulse, FlatSixes, Tire Authority, and more. As the former co-founder of and West Coast Editor of Modified Magazine, he has also authored two books for CarTech Books. In his spare time, he founded FullCleared to indulge in his passion for writing about games. Although Jason is a variety gamer, he generally prefers RPGs.

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