In the midst of Microsoft’s mind-blowing Activision Blizzard acquisition, the latter announced that the beloved Xbox Game Pass service has reached over 25 million subscribers. To say this is a landmark achievement is obvious, but it bears repeating. Game Pass will assuredly grow even more with this recent acquisition, and it’s simultaneously anxiety-inducing yet thrilling to see how it expands even more in the future.
Activision Blizzard is one of the biggest western companies, having ownership of classic IPs such as Call of Duty, Diablo, Warcraft, Overwatch, Spyro, Crash, and many others. Though it’ll now become a part of Microsoft Gaming, Microsoft mentions they’re committed to fostering the communities that enjoyed them on various platforms besides the Xbox systems.
As part of the announcement, Microsoft has also shared an image of its own gaming leadership team, with Phil Spencer as CEO and multiple other people in different areas. Considering the current Activision Blizzard scandals also implicate the current CEO, Bobby Kotick, this might indicate a structural alteration to further prove the culture change Microsoft talks about in the acquisition announcement.
You can view the source of this numeric Game Pass subscriber news on Xbox’s official website, which also houses the Activision Blizzard acquisition reveal.
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