Candy Crush developer King.com acquired by Activision for $5.9 billion

Prasad, 03 November, 2015

King.com, developer of highly popular puzzle game Candy Crush, has been acquired by Activision for $5.9 billion.

Activision, or rather Activision Blizzard, owns many popular franchises, most notably the Call of Duty series, along with many of Blizzard's titles such as Warcraft, Diablo, and Starcraft.

While the amount may seem staggering in light of other recent acquisitions, such as $2.5 billion Microsoft paid for Minecraft, King.com and its many products are undeniably extremely popular on the mobile platform, and their games continue to be top grossing on every platform they are available on. This gives Activision Blizzard a good foothold in the ever growing mobile gaming market, and the investment is likely to pay off handsomely in future.

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  • the_seba
  • 04 Nov 2015
  • mMq

Is Candy Crush the game where people sit mindlessly on the subway and swipe or tap those colourful sweets, then something happens and some of them disappear and new ones come up to tap or swipe? I seriously do not understand the point of this other t...

  • Munya
  • 04 Nov 2015
  • wMH

Why King was doing well the owner was just greedy and didn't look at the future

  • AnonD-362866
  • 03 Nov 2015
  • rv3

Don't be so ignorant. They bought millions of players in 192 countries. You gotta look at things holistically. And this holistically speaking, is smart Af bro.

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