How many years had it been since we first heard about Xbox acquiring Activision? A year? Two years? Ten years? I know it feels like forever, and like you, I was getting sick of the “it is done… wait, no, it’s not” narrative, but finally, now, it is over.
We know it’s official as Xbox has shared a ‘trailer’ for Activision Blizzard King joining the “Xbox family.” It’s an odd thing to have a trailer for a corporate transaction, but here we are.
The hottest of questions for the past year, other than if Call of Duty would be exclusive to Xbox and PC now (it won’t be), has been how long will Activision Blizzard CEO Boobby Kottick remain in his role. Fortunately, he won’t be in charge of the company for much longer, as he’ll be ending his duties at the end of 2023.
Via the official Xbox Wire, Phil Spencer, CEO of Microsoft Gaming said;
“For the millions of fans who love Activision, Blizzard, and King games, we want you to know that today is a good day to play. You are the heart and soul of these franchises, and we are honored to have you as part of our community. Whether you play on Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo, PC or mobile, you are welcome here – and will remain welcome, even if Xbox isn’t where you play your favorite franchise. Because when everyone plays, we all win. We believe our news today will unlock a world of possibilities for more ways to play. Thank you for the ongoing support. We have so much more to come in the months ahead – I’m excited for the future and cannot wait to share it with you.”
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