Microsoft buys developer World of Warcraft, Diablo and Call of Duty for nearly $70 billion

 Microsoft buys developer World of Warcraft, Diablo and Call of Duty for nearly $70 billion 

<p>Activision Blizzard, which owns the development of iconic games World of Warcraft, Diablo and Call of Duty, will enter Microsoft.</p>
<p>The purchase will cost $68.7 billion, and the deal will enter into force no earlier than 2023 of the year.</p>
<p>For Microsoft, this means that it will enter the Top 3 largest players in the market, becoming the third largest in terms of revenue from the sale of games. Recall that the first positions were given to the giants of the video game industry, Tencent and Sony.</p>
<p>According to RIA Novosti, each share of the company will cost the buyer $95.</p>
<p>In return, Microsoft will receive franchise rights. These include Starcraft, Overwatch, and Candy Crush.</p>
<p>Microsoft will also handle Major League Gaming esports, and all Blizzard games will be available to Game Pass subscribers, which the multinational is releasing for PC and Xbox.< /p> </p>
<p>As previously reported by Topnews, Activision Blizzard was recently at the center of an online scandal when users became aware of several hundred complaints from employees of the company.</p>
<p>A significant proportion of them complained of sexual harassment at work, as well as violations in the wage system.</p>
<p>The company said that several dozen employees were fired, and 44 also received official warnings.</p>
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