It's not just ips they are buying, it's also all the studios under Activision Blizzard, which amounts to almost 10k staff members.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!
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.
+ HereticThe list of IPs that could potentially be owned by Xbox following Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard includes:
Xbox parent Microsoft confirmed on Tuesday that it’s acquired Activision Blizzard in the games industry’s biggest-ever deal.
- Call of Duty
- Candy Crush
- Crash Bandicoot
- DJ Hero
- Empire Earth
- Gabriel Knight
- Geometry Wars
- Guitar Hero
- Heroes of the Storm
- Interstate ’76
- King’s Quest
- Laura Bow Mysteries
- The Lost Vikings
- Police Quest
- Quest for Glory
- Solider of Fortune
- Space Quest
- Spyro the Dragon
- Tenchu (legacy games)
- Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater
- True Crime
- World of Warcraft
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.
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.
Why? Starcraft isn't on console and isn't sold on Steam. How does this help Microsoft sell consoles or Gamepass subscriptions?I don't know, Starcraft being first party seems pretty relevant to me.
CoD is worth nowhere near $70 billion. It's generated $27 billion in revenue (not profit) since 2003.Literally all mid but COD. But COD is fucking huge. Worth 70B alone.