Creators of Call of Duty, Warcraft, Candy Crush, Tony Hawk, Diablo, Overwatch, Spyro, Hearthstone, Guitar Hero, Crash Bandicoot, StarCraft and extra be part of Team Xbox
As a crew, we’re on a mission to lengthen the pleasure and neighborhood of gaming to everybody on the planet. We all know that gaming is the most vibrant and dynamic type of leisure worldwide and we’ve skilled the energy of social connection and friendship that gaming makes attainable.
As we pursue that mission, it’s extremely thrilling to announce that Microsoft has agreed to purchase Activision Blizzard.
Over many a long time, the studios and groups that make up Activision Blizzard have earned huge wellsprings of pleasure and respect from billions of individuals throughout the world. We are extremely excited to have the probability to work with the wonderful, gifted, devoted individuals throughout 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 each crew throughout Activision Blizzard.
Until this transaction closes, Activision Blizzard and Microsoft Gaming will proceed to function independently. Once the deal is full, the Activision Blizzard enterprise will report to me as CEO, Microsoft Gaming.
Upon shut, we’ll provide as many Activision Blizzard video games as we are able to inside Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass, each new titles and video games from Activision Blizzard’s unimaginable catalog. We additionally introduced right this moment that Game Pass now has greater than 25 million subscribers. As all the time, we glance ahead to persevering with to add extra worth and extra nice video games to Game Pass.
The implausible franchises throughout Activision Blizzard may even speed up our plans for Cloud Gaming, permitting extra individuals in additional locations round the world to take part in the Xbox neighborhood utilizing telephones, tablets, laptops and different units you already personal. Activision Blizzard video games are loved on a range of platforms and we plan to proceed to help these communities transferring ahead.
As an organization, Microsoft is dedicated to our journey for inclusion in each facet of gaming, amongst each staff and gamers. We deeply worth particular person studio cultures. We additionally imagine that artistic success and autonomy go hand-in-hand with treating each individual with dignity and respect. We maintain all groups, and all leaders, to this dedication. We’re trying ahead to extending our tradition of proactive inclusion to the nice groups throughout Activision Blizzard.
Around the world, there isn’t a extra thrilling venue for enjoyable and connection than video video games. And there has by no means been a greater time to play than proper now. As we lengthen the pleasure and neighborhood of gaming to everybody, we glance ahead to welcoming all of our associates at Activision Blizzard to Microsoft Gaming.