Yesterday evening, global players witnessed history, Microsoft official website issued a statement,Announced that it will acquire Activision Blizzard for $95.00 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $68.7 billion (approximately RMB436.4 billion).After the transaction is completed, Microsoft will become the third largest global game company by revenue, after Tencent and Sony.
Microsoft said in a statement that the deal, which is expected to close in fiscal year 2023, has been approved by the boards of microsoft and Activision Blizzard.
After the official announcement, today, the topic #Microsoft announced the acquisition of Activision Blizzard # rushed to Weibo hot search, some netizens left a message in the comment area sighing:"The most terrifying thing is the all-cash transaction" "400 billion, say cash is paid in cash" "Three or four hundred billion, say acquisition is acquisition ... Microsoft is indeed a big guy...".
In addition, the Xbox official micro-post said, "Today is a very historic moment. We are excited to share with you that the world-famous Activision Blizzard is about to join the Xbox family! ”
After Microsoft acquired Activision Blizzard,You will directly get a large number of the world's top game IPs including "World of Warcraft", "Warcraft", "StarCraft", "Call of Duty", "Diablo", "Overwatch", "Hearthstone", "Candy Crush Saga" and so on.
For players, there seems to be another reason to buy an Xbox.
According to the official statement, Bobby Kotick will continue to serve as CEO of Activision Blizzard, and after the completion of the transaction, the Activision Blizzard business will report to Microsoft Game CEO Phil Spencer.