Xbox has announced a deal to buy Activision Blizzard, coming in at a stupefying $68.7 billion. Announced on Xbox Wire, the deal means Xbox will soon own the likes of Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, and much more. No timescale has been given for how long the deal will take to close, and it’s likely that the deal will be examined as to whether it creates a monopoly before it’s formally approved. Spencer confirmed that Activision Blizzard would continue to run as an independent company until the deal is complete. What does this mean for franchises like Call of Duty in the long run?
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