Microsoft just made one of the biggest gaming acquisitions in history by purchasing Activision Blizzard, and Xbox now owns some major games and franchises.
In case you haven’t heard, Microsoft is buying Activision Blizzard for a staggering $68.7 billion. And although the price seems steep, it’s worth noting that Activision is the publisher for some of gaming’s biggest franchises.
Of course, most notably Activision is known for the Call of Duty franchise, with yearly releases that dominate the charts. But could Modern Warfare 2 be Xbox exclusive now that Microsoft owns the series?
It’s more than just Call of Duty joining the Xbox team, however. The likes of World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Starcraft, Crash Bandicoot, and Candy Crush are now going to be official Microsoft properties.
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All Major Activision Blizzard Games Coming to Xbox Soon?
With that in mind, here’s a full list of all the new major games and franchises Microsoft (and therefore Xbox) owns after the Activision Blizzard acquisition.
- Call of Duty Main Titles & Warzone
- Call of Duty Mobile
- Candy Crush & Other Titles
- Crash Bandicoot
- Guitar Hero
- Geometry Wars
- Heroes of the Storm
- Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
- Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater
- World of Warcraft
All New Xbox Developer Studios After Activision Blizzard Purchase
Now that Activision Blizzard’s studios are joining the Xbox family, here’s what Microsoft is taking on board:
- Activision Publishing,
- Blizzard Entertainment
- Digital Legends
- High Moon Studios
- Infinity Ward
- Major League Gaming
- Radical Entertainment
- Raven Software
- Sledgehammer Games
- Toys for Bob
With Call of Duty constantly breaking sales records with each passing year, that’s sure to be a big franchise for Xbox moving forward.
Here’s what to expect for Call of Duty & Warzone from now on!
And the good news is, a huge amount of Activision Blizzard games are coming to Xbox Game Pass! Of course, the buyout won’t officially be complete until mid-2023, so Game Pass subscribers will have to wait for this huge backlog of titles to finally arrive.
But we actually have some amazing new Game Pass games coming to Xbox this month too!