Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion | The Verge 

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Activision, the beleaguered developer of Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, and Diablo, is being bought by Microsoft. Activision will be valued at $68.7 billion, significantly more than the $26 billion Microsoft spent for LinkedIn in 2016. Microsoft’s agreement comes after Activision Blizzard was accused of sexual harassment for months. Microsoft’s massive Activision Blizzard transaction comes almost a year after the corporation paid $7.5 billion for Bethesda (ZeniMax Media). Microsoft now anticipates the Activision Blizzard merger to “close in the fiscal year 2023,” which indicates it might take up to 18 months for the transaction to be authorized. 



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