Microsoft to Acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7 Billion
Tom Warren, writing on The Verge:
Microsoft is acquiring Activision, the troubled publisher of Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, and Diablo. The deal will value Activision at $68.7 billion, far in excess of the $26 billion Microsoft paid to acquire LinkedIn in 2016. It’s Microsoft’s biggest push into gaming, and the company says it will be the “third-largest gaming company by revenue, behind Tencent and Sony” once the deal closes.
One has to wonder how Microsoft plans to deal with all the issues & controversies that have plagued Activision Blizzard in recent times.