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US makers from "Call of Duty" and "Candy Crush": Microsoft buys game company Activision Blizzard for $ 70 billion

19:01  18 january  2022
19:01  18 january  2022 Source:   tagesspiegel.de

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The big video game provider Activision Blizzard goes for $ 95 per share to Microsoft. The controversial company boss remains at the top.

Microsoft übernimmt in einem fast 70 Milliarden Dollar schweren Deal den großen Videospieleanbieter Activision Blizzard. © Photo: Michael Nelson / EPA / DPA Microsoft takes over the big video game provider Activision Blizzard in an almost $ 70 billion Dollar Deal.

Microsoft takes over the big video game provider Activision Blizzard in an almost $ 70 billion Dollar Deal. The software giant that stands behind the Xbox game console ensures popular games like "Call of Duty", "Overwatch" and "Candy Crush".

Microsoft offers $ 95 per share of Activision Blizzard - a strong additional charge to the closing price of $ 65.39 on the previous US trading day on Friday. The game company is thus rated at $ 68.7 billion (60.4 billion euros), as Microsoft announced on Tuesday.

The previous boss of Activision Blizzard, Bobby Kotick, should continue at the top of the game company, it was said. Kotick has been in recent months for allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination against the company's managers in the critique. (dpa)

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