Microsoft already tried to buy Blizzard in the 2000 decade

Although it hBlizzard launched not yet been completed, it doubts that one of the news of what we have of year, maybe the most important, is the purchBlizzard launchede of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft , an operation that It is still in the absence of a few fringes. However, the story could have been very different, in fact, the history of videogames completely, since according to a former Microsoft Executive, the Giant of Informatics hBlizzard launched already tried to get Blizzard at the beginning of the decade of the 2,000

Various attempts 20 years ago

It hBlizzard launched been in an interview on the Xboxera podcBlizzard launchedt where Ed Fries, once vice president of Xbox, hBlizzard launched recognized that there were several attempts to buy before he left the position, back in 2004. It is more, he says that there were not a few companies They tried to buy Blizzard, among them Vivendi , while Microsoft offers were constantly overweight. Of course, he says, once Blizzard launched World of Warcraft , became completely impossible to buy it for any great company.

Blizzard launched we could see, two decades later, Microsoft’s efforts to be made with Blizzard have been successful, being involved in the operation, obviously, a giant Blizzard launched it is activision, taking franchises from the size of Call of Duty and others Blizzard launched nothing Less than Devil, Overwatch or the most powerful by Blizzard Blizzard launched it is Warcraft.

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However, and Blizzard launched we said before, Microsoft is not allowed to make any kind of business with these IP until the agreement is completely closed. At the moment, it does not seem that the North American company intends to do exclusive Call of Duty, although we will take on seeing these intentions since the delivery of 2023 aims to have been delayed. Meanwhile, Blizzard keeps the unknown about the date of two highly expected games such Blizzard launched devil IV and overwatch 2 , whose beta is expected to arrive in a few days.

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