Friday the 13th brings all sorts of interesting stories into the news, but not all of them are scary. In fact, one of them ends a lot of suspense that has been going around for quite some time now. As Microsoft pushed so hard to get its hands on Activision Blizzard, it felt like the agencies of the world pushed back to try and stop it. A tug of war that has been carefully watched by gamers all over. A tug of war that has officially come to an end.
Microsoft has officially welcomed Activision Blizzard into the Xbox family of brands, including all of the titles that come with the acquisition. Franchises like Call of Duty, Diablo, Overwatch, Warcraft/Starcraft, Crash Bandicoot, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, and so much more.
This makes for a huge win for Microsoft. A win it has been waiting so long for as it battled it out in courts around the world. Aiming to prove that it wasn’t going to cripple the competition in any way. Offering guarantees that various games will remain multi-console supported for many years to come. Just to make sure all is fair in the acquisition wars.
Of course, you can bet that some of these franchises will eventually become Xbox-only. But Sony and Nintendo will have plenty of time to strike back before that happens. Allowing them to balance the tables a little.
You can expect to find many of these games entering the Game Pass library by the end of the year or into next year as Microsoft slowly works everything into its networks. Possibly even including titles we haven’t seen in a long time. Giving gamers plenty to look forward to.
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