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LIST: Here’s every Activision Blizzard IP Xbox now owns

Braag

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Just dont see how these were worth 70 billion. I would've guessed 10-20 max.
But MS got the money so their choice. 70Billion on these though, damn!
It's not just ips they are buying, it's also all the studios under Activision Blizzard, which amounts to almost 10k staff members.
 

ZehDon

Member
While a good start, this doesn't paint a complete picture of what Microsoft just purchased. Microsoft just bought over 30 years of titles. The OP's list doesn't include the titles that Activision has the publishing rights for, but who don't own the IP. While this doesn't mean that Microsoft owns the franchise, it does mean that Microsoft now owns the publishing rights, which is often the difference between a title getting a re-release and not. For example, Activision has the Bond licence, and was a blocker to the Goldeneye 007 remaster. That blocker just got removed.

The complete list of their games is large enough that it needs multiple pages on Wikipedia, so feel free to read through it.
 
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BennyBlanco

aka IMurRIVAL69
I honestly don't understand how Activision could be worth 70 billion. Bethesda has much better IPS and was only 7.5 billion. 90% of that list of ips is trash.

Because COD is the best selling game nearly every year. If you take COD out of the equation its way less valuable. Candy Crush still makes a ton of money too, somehow.
 
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Goalus

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The list of IPs that could potentially be owned by Xbox following Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard includes:

  • Blur
  • Caesar
  • Call of Duty
  • Candy Crush
  • Crash Bandicoot
  • Diablo
  • DJ Hero
  • Empire Earth
  • Gabriel Knight
  • Geometry Wars
  • Guitar Hero
  • Gun
  • Hearthstone
  • Heroes of the Storm
  • Hexen
  • Interstate ’76
  • King’s Quest
  • Laura Bow Mysteries
  • The Lost Vikings
  • Overwatch
  • Phantasmagoria
  • Pitfall
  • Police Quest
  • Prototype
  • Quest for Glory
  • Singularity
  • Skylanders
  • Solider of Fortune
  • Space Quest
  • Spyro the Dragon
  • StarCraft
  • Tenchu (legacy games)
  • TimeShift
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater
  • True Crime
  • World of Warcraft
  • Zork
Xbox parent Microsoft confirmed on Tuesday that it’s acquired Activision Blizzard in the games industry’s biggest-ever deal.

The deal is expected to close in Microsoft’s fiscal year 2023, subject to closing conditions and completion of regulatory review. The transaction has been approved by the boards of directors of both Microsoft and Activision Blizzard.

The acquisition will also add studios such as Infinity Ward, Raven Software, Sledgehammer Games, Toys for Bob and Treyarch to Xbox, bringing its first-party roster to 30 studios, along with additional publishing and esports production capabilities, and a major presence in mobile with the addition of Candy Crush maker King.

+ Heretic

I need Heretic and Hexen on Xbox asap.
Both will be glorious on a large TV.
 
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dem

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I honestly don't understand how Activision could be worth 70 billion. Bethesda has much better IPS and was only 7.5 billion. 90% of that list of ips is trash.

It’s pretty simple. They make a lot of money.
 

StreetsofBeige

Gold Member
TimeShift was a good game on 360. But nobody probably played it.

Also, crazy to think that Crash Bandicoot is now owned by MS.
 

Fox Mulder

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People will act like Activision has only ever made trash no one likes now. A lot of what they did was licensing based though like Tony Hawk, guitar hero, 007, Spider-Man, blur.

They also have talented creative studios that were beaten into CoD support instead.
 
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intbal

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According to Metal Jesus, Activision owns the No One Lives Forever franchise, through their purchase of Sierra a long time ago.

I wouldn't be opposed to a NOLF revival.
 

intbal

Member
I think it might be time to take a deeper look into this portfolio.

In addition to NOLF, as I mentioned above, A-B owned all the Sierra IPs and the Vivendi IPs.
The SWAT franchise, the first F.E.A.R. game, Mace Griffin (the only original IP from Black Label, a division of Vivendi), a large number of licensed properties (like LOTR), all the old Sierra classic PC games.

Even if MS doesn't have the rights to make new games for them, it could certainly expand their BC library. FEAR, for example. It's currently disc-only, but their acquisition of A-B might mean they can start selling it digitally.
 
would love to see a new StarCraft and Tony hawk but I don’t think it’s that an impressive list to be completely honest But obviously COD is huge and WoW but it’s far passed it’s prime.

imdunno, absolutely insane news and let’s see how it plays out.

Yeah, Starcraft for sure. Blizzard pretty much wrote it off after the conclusion of 2 so maybe there is a chance we will get another one now.
 

gow3isben

Member
Unlike Bethesda and Doom/Skyrim/Starfield not a single franchise here that I will actually buy. Maybe Crash? That is about it.
 
Interstate 76 is the only interesting one to me personally. Interstate 81 rules too.

I hope CoD gets pulled from Sony and slowly dies it’s final death. Maybe Sony would finally put together a worthy competitor in the mp shooter realm.
 
Let's not forget the entire Sierra library (which Activision currently owns) as well. Hopefully those retro PC games find a new home on Gamepass.
 
I don't know, Starcraft being first party seems pretty relevant to me.
Why? Starcraft isn't on console and isn't sold on Steam. How does this help Microsoft sell consoles or Gamepass subscriptions?

Literally all mid but COD. But COD is fucking huge. Worth 70B alone.
CoD is worth nowhere near $70 billion. It's generated $27 billion in revenue (not profit) since 2003.
 
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