‘My Heart Is Full’: Activision Blizzard Employees React To Microsoft Acquisition News

‘My Heart Is Full’: Activision Blizzard Employees React To Microsoft Acquisition News
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While the gaming world could only react with a stunned Pikachu face at the news of Microsoft acquiring Activision Blizzard, it seems Blizzard employees are pretty alright with it.

It’s been hard to miss a single story about Activision Blizzard for the past year or so, with the company caught in a controversial collapse of its own making. In an unprecedented turn of events, Microsoft found itself parting with A$100 billion for ownership of Activision Blizzard.

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer made the big announcement, noting their excitement in welcoming the teams at Activision Blizzard into the big green fold.

As the news began to spread, current employees at Activision Blizzard and it’s subsidiaries began to react on social media.

Note that quite a few people who have worked at Microsoft in the past later moved on to Activision Blizzard. This acquisition sends many of them right back to their roots. Here’s hoping that this decision will see improvements in the culture at Activision Blizzard!

How did you react to the news of the Activision Blizzard acquisition? Sound off in the comments below.

Comments

  • This is really nice, actually. I mean, there are probably plenty of people who are unhappy as there are in most acquisitions. But Microsoft as a company has been doing great things recently for inclusivity and other worthwhile human pursuits, and with Activision Blizzard’s culture being so reportedly horrible for many staff lately, I believe these people are genuinely going to enjoy their new employers. Good on them.

    • Not sure on WoW since its subscription price is higher than Game Passes price, there would be serious plannimg or monetisation to make WoW free to play via Game Pass.

  • I’ll ask Jeremy the clerk at the local Microsoft store for the Microsoft employees’ take on Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision-Blizzard and their encroaching monopolisation.

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