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Look: Microsoft-Activision deal in 7 staggering numbers

It’s a watershed moment for the video games industry.

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On January 18, 2022, Microsoft announced that it plans to purchase Activision Blizzard, the publisher of the Call of Duty series, Overwatch, and Candy Crush.

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The multibillion-dollar deal is expected to go through in 2023, at which point all Activision Blizzard franchises will be considered first-party Microsoft games.