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Microsoft to buy 'Call of Duty' maker for $68.7 billion in an all-cash deal

Microsoft to buy 'Call of Duty' maker for $68.7 billion in an all-cash deal
Microsoft is buying the gaming company Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion, gaining access to blockbuster games like 'Call of Duty' and 'Candy Crush'.The all-cash deal will let Microsoft, maker of the Xbox gaming system, accelerate mobile gaming and provide building blocks for the metaverse, or a virtual environment.The announcement arrives with Activision still in turmoil over allegations of misconduct and unequal pay.Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said in a conference call with investors "the culture of our organization is my number one priority" and that "it's critical for Activision Blizzard to drive forward on its" commitments to improve its workplace culture.Activision disclosed last year it was being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission over complaints of workplace discrimination.Activision CEO Bobby Kotick will retain his role, and he and his team will maintain their focus on driving efforts to further strengthen the Santa Monica, California, company's culture and accelerate business growth.The deal follows Microsoft's $7.5 billion acquisition last year of ZeniMax Media, the parent company of video game publisher Bethesda Softworks, which is behind popular video games The Elder Scrolls, Doom and Fallout.Microsoft said in both cases that the deals will help beef up its Xbox Game Pass game subscription service.Follow Gadgets Now on  Facebook  and  Twitter.   For the  latest news,   tech news,   breaking news headlines and live updates checkout Gadgetsnow.comGN Awards - Vote for your favourite GadgetsFacebookTwitterLinkedinAdd commentStart a ConversationAll Comments (0)+0/3000Be the first one to comment.{"@context":"http://schema.org","@type":"NewsArticle","inLanguage":"en","mainEntityOfPage":{"@type":"WebPage","@id":"https://www.gadgetsnow.com/tech-news/microsoft-to-buy-call-of-duty-maker-for-68-7-billion-in-an-all-cash-deal/articleshow/88979123.cms","url":"https://www.gadgetsnow.com/tech-news/microsoft-to-buy-call-of-duty-maker-for-68-7-billion-in-an-all-cash-deal/articleshow/88979123.cms"},"headline":"Microsoft to buy 'Call of Duty' maker for $68.7 billion in an all-cash deal","description":"Microsoft is buying the gaming company Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion, gaining access to blockbuster games like 'Call of Duty' and 'Candy Crush'.The all-cash deal will let Microsoft, maker of the Xbox gaming system, accelerate mobile gaming and provide building blocks for the metaverse, or a virtual environment.The announcement arrives with Activision still in turmoil over allegations of misconduct and unequal pay.Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said in a conference call with investors \"the c...","keywords":"xbox game pass,call of duty,satya nadella,candy crush,bethesda softworks,microsoft","datePublished":"2022-01-18T20:30:00+05:30","dateModified":"2022-01-18T20:31:00+05:30","image":{"@type":"ImageObject","url":"https://static.toiimg.com/thumb/resizemode-4,msid-88979123,width-1200,height-900/88979123.jpg","height":900,"width":1200},"author":{"@type":"Person","name":"AP"},"publisher":{"@type":"Organization","name":"Gadgets Now","logo":{"@type":"ImageObject","url":"https://static.toiimg.com/photo/88204186.cms","width":600,"height":60}},"articleBody":"Microsoft is buying the gaming company Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion, gaining access to blockbuster games like 'Call of Duty' and 'Candy Crush'.The all-cash deal will let Microsoft, maker of the Xbox gaming system, accelerate mobile gaming and provide building blocks for the metaverse, or a virtual environment.The announcement arrives with Activision still in turmoil over allegations of misconduct and unequal pay.Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said in a conference call with investors \"the culture of our organization is my number one priority\" and that \"it's critical for Activision Blizzard to drive forward on its\" commitments to improve its workplace culture.Activision disclosed last year it was being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission over complaints of workplace discrimination.Activision CEO Bobby Kotick will retain his role, and he and his team will maintain their focus on driving efforts to further strengthen the Santa Monica, California, company's culture and accelerate business growth.The deal follows Microsoft's $7.5 billion acquisition last year of ZeniMax Media, the parent company of video game publisher Bethesda Softworks, which is behind popular video games The Elder Scrolls, Doom and Fallout.Microsoft said in both cases that the deals will help beef up its Xbox Game Pass game subscription service."}
 

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