Microsoft to Acquire Activision-Blizzard King in landmark deal of $68.7 billion

In a landmark moment of gaming history, and of 2022, the year’s off to one heck of a start as Microsoft has agreed to acquire beleaguered gaming developer/publisher Activision-Blizzard King. A huge $68.7 billion is one of gaming’s biggest buyouts and brings legendary franchises such as Call of Duty, Diablo, Overwatch, and more directly under the control of Microsoft.

Allegations Fly Against Activision CEO Bobby Kotick

“We have instituted our own Zero Tolerance Policy. We will not be silenced until Bobby Kotick has been replaced as CEO, and continue to hold our original demand for Third-Party review by an employee-chosen source. We are staging a Walkout today. We welcome you to join us.

Things Getting Stormier for Blizzard

This loss to the company also comes in the wake of two delays, both Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV have been delayed to unspecified dates in the future. With other members of the company quitting or being let go, the future for Blizzard looks pretty stormy indeed and we’re sure that the company hasn’t seen the last of the allegations either.