Microsoft plans to buy Activision Blizzard for nearly $70bn

By Steffan Powell.

A reporter for gaming.

The image is from Microsoft.

Microsoft says it plans to buy a major games company.

It would be the biggest acquisition in the company's history.

Microsoft will take ownership of gaming franchises like Call of Duty.

Microsoft claims that it will help them grow their gaming business across mobile, PC and consoles, as well as providing building blocks for the metaverse.

Microsoft bought another influential gaming company, Bethesda, for $7.5 billion last year.

"We're investing deeply in world-class content, community and the cloud to bring a new era of gaming that puts players and creators first and makes gaming safe, inclusive and accessible to all," said Microsoft's chairman and CEO, Satya Nadella.

There are nearly 10,000 employees at the studios of the company.

There have been claims of sexual harassment in recent months.

Phil Spencer, the boss of Xbox, was troubled by the claims last year.

Call of Duty is one of the most popular games in the world.

The company has 400 million active players in 190 countries.

Microsoft is working on bringing games from the company to their Game Pass service.

The gaming industry was shocked by the deal.

Content is king in an era of increased competition.

It is reported that the PS5 is outselling Microsoft's latest generation of consoles.

Some argue that Sony's machines have had more appealing exclusive titles in recent years, which can't be played on a variety of devices.

These exclusive titles and experiences are important in the battle to get more people to play on their platforms.

It's not clear if the games will be exclusive to the Xbox or not.

The image is from Bethesda.

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Starfield is the first new intellectual property from Bethesda in 25 years.

Being able to offer more content linked to these major titles on their service will be a big bonus, as they believe that a gaming subscription could be the future of gaming.

Spencer said that they will offer as many games from the catalog of the company as they can within their Game Pass service.

When Microsoft bought the games studio in 2021, it was thought they would continue to make games for other platforms.

Starfield will be a Microsoft exclusive.

Spencer explained in a post that until the deal is finalized, Microsoft and Activision will operate independently.

The business will report to him once the deal is complete.

There is gaming.
It is possible to use the Xbox.
The company that created the video game "Call of Duty" is called "Activision Blizzard."