Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard in a deal valued $68.7 billion

18 January 2022
Phil Spencer writes that Microsoft will offer as many Activision Blizzard titles as possible on the Xbox and PC Game Pass services.

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  • Anonymous

Reza.ermantraht, 18 Jan 2022Call of duties are just too expensive I'll buy game pa... moreGame pass is just awesome.
4 Xbox's with 2 game pass subscriptions, quite a few games to choose from for myself and 3 kids between 7 and 16. I couldn't imagine paying for each game individually.

  • Anonymous

GAMIR3DH, 18 Jan 2022Microsoft will kill CoD for sure. No more fun allowed anymore.Pretty sure COD killed COD.

jib, 20 Jan 2022WoW is a MMO, which is a multiplayer game and multiplayer ... moreMan aye microtransactions.
But the game were tottaly free.
Noone pushed or rushed you to pay for anything extra if you had i mean owned the game and its expansions.

Anonymous, 19 Jan 2022You know that it's an MMORPG, right?Man Diablo 1 or 2 or 3 or Grim Dawn were too and did no cost monthly fee to play.
Only WoW were special and maybe dragon age game from 2004 if i remeber correctly.

Nick, 19 Jan 2022Why 68.7 and not 69? So closewhy not 68.5?

  • jib

CptPower, 19 Jan 2022Man i know that. There arent many games which was like th... moreWoW is a MMO, which is a multiplayer game
and multiplayer game with dedicated server required a server.
and hosting server cost money.
Even minecraft cost you some bucks if you want to host a dedicated always-on server.
Games like diablo 2 still need somebody to host your game
Diablo 3 use a dedicated server at the cost of microtransactions
I don't know you but I rather have the monthly-fee gaming future than microtransactions

  • Anonymous

CptPower, 19 Jan 2022Man i know that. There arent many games which was like th... moreYou know that it's an MMORPG, right?

  • Nick

Why 68.7 and not 69? So close

  • Adul Al Salami Kebab

I could try & play wow if it is free with the game pass.

  • Anonymous

CptPower, 19 Jan 2022Man i know that. There arent many games which was like th... moreyour talking about individual games tho. this will be included in gamepass's montly payments which will give you all the first party games for a monthly fee

SigmaR, 19 Jan 2022you know that WoW had a monthly fee since the very beginnin... moreMan i know that.
There arent many games which was like this but if this become future of gaming i am not interested.
I never played WoW and i never will just because of that.
I am not interested in games which are that much costly.
Have plenty of games even those which costed 60 euros brand new just like GTA 5 for example or Assasins creed Oddysey and Walhalla.
But apart the base game and expansions i am not interested in games which needs a monthly fee.
If diablo 4 will be just like World of Warcraft i will skip it.
In this case Grim Dawn is way better game.

Solun1, 18 Jan 2022You had to pay monthly to play WoW since like 2005. Welcome... moreThats why i never played WoW.
Diablo 3 wasnt made like that.
Hope diablo 4 gets same way.
If they made it just like WoW and i have to pay to play i will skip the game.
I see no point to pay for game more than innitial costs for game and all its expansions.

  • Anonymous

Rip call of duty for PlayStation

Goodbye Blizzard! Remember Nokia?

Archa3us, 18 Jan 2022Really? Based on what exactly? Most people bashing Microsof... moreI don't own any consoles never will , M$ is notorious for ruining things. Like Nokia, serval game studios it has had have been closed / disbanded like the original Age of Empires and Fable. Also M$ been on a money grabbing spree, couple that with the fact that shitty Activison CEO Kotick will stay on its a recipe for disaster. Most of the original devs from Blizzard have already left sadly.

  • Lonte bajingan

So overwatch is going into xbox gamepass

CptPower, 18 Jan 2022I was excited for Diablo 4 now i will be happy if i will no... moreyou know that WoW had a monthly fee since the very beginning, right?

  • Morv

Bad news for gamers, customers. Another takeover, more and more companies are losing their independence, falling into the hands of large corporations. Service games, subscriptions, expensive cards and cryptocurrencies. The gaming market, especially the PC, is getting worse.

SuuperBaka, 19 Jan 2022Nothing to do with Nostalgia, and lol at BOCW being a rema... moreThe points you used to get were only used to buy unlockables, not skins on the store.
Stuff like Camos, face paint, lethals, perks, etc.
But then again, you got the nostalgia glasses on.

GAMIR3DH, 19 Jan 2022Remove your Nostalgia glasses, BOCW is basically a BO2 rema... moreNothing to do with Nostalgia, and lol at BOCW being a remastered BO2. The cod points system and wager matches were a much better system compared to the trash we got now. You used to play to get the points, now you buy them. It's just the whole battle royal, battlepass, and whatever similar bs system.

Maybe Microsoft buying it is actually a good thing, better than what Activision is doing with it. Halo Infinite seems to be on a good start