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Microsoft announces acquisition of Activision Blizzard in a nearly $70 billion worth deal

Microsoft has said it plans to buy big video game company Activision Blizzard with a nearly $ 70 billion deal.

If the plans come true, this acquisition, which should be finalized next year, will be the largest in the history of the company, and will be the largest contract in the video game industry in general, writes “BBC”.

That would mean that Microsoft would take ownership of some of the most popular game franchises such as Call of Duty, Warcraft, Overwatch and Candy Crush.

The announcement to buy Activation Blizzard comes a year after Microsoft bought another influential video game company, Bethesda, for $ 7.5 billion.

These steps come in an era of increasing competition in the gaming industry, and according to some data, Sony’s PlayStation 5 consoles have surpassed sales of Microsoft’s latest generation of consoles. Some experts claim that this is due to the fact that in recent years “PlayStation” has more attractive exclusive games, which can not be played on other devices and consoles.

Activation Blizzard has its own study and about 10,000 employees worldwide. The company has nearly 400 million monthly active players across 190 countries.

Microsoft has announced that it will bring video games to its Game Pass subscriber service. According to the BBC, this agreement shocked the gaming industry.

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