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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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Blizzard Entertainment

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.

Here are 7 staggering numbers that explain the Activision Blizzard deal.

Blizzard Entertainment

Activision
$68.7 billion

It's the biggest acquisition in the video games industry. Ever.

$68.7 billion
Blizzard Entertainment
10,000
10,000
King
400 million
400 million
Blizzard Entertainment
25 million

As part of the announcement, Microsoft revealed Xbox Game Pass as reached over 25 million subscribers.

Activision
30

Following the acquisition of Activision Blizzard, Microsoft will have 30 internal game development studios under its belt such as Bethesda, Ninja Theory, and 343 Industries.

30
Blizzard Entertainment
$18 million

In 2021, Activision Blizzard agreed to an $18 million settlement over harassment, discrimination, and sexual misconduct in the workplace.

Activision Blizzard
200

Over 200 Activision Blizzard employees have been on strike for more than a month.