Xbox and Activision Blizzard: these are the games that pass into the hands of Microsoft

Among the many news that have emerged about Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard this dizzying afternoon, we also see an interesting list of games owned by the publisher that will in fact pass into the hands of Xbox Game Studios once the maneuver is complete.

As we have seen, Microsoft has initiated the acquisition of Activision Blizzard in a move that will only be completed in more than a year, barring any blocks imposed by antitrust bodies and the like. So let’s see a (probably partial) list of the intellectual properties that should pass into the hands of Xbox Game Studios with the acquisition, as collected by the VGC:

The most famous:

  • Call of Duty
  • Crash Bandicoot
  • Guitar Hero
  • Tony Hawk’s
  • Spyro/Skylanders
  • Warcraft/World of Warcraft
  • Starcraft
  • Diablo
  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
  • Heroes of the Storm
  • Overwatch
  • Candy Crush Saga

The widest list:

  • Blur
  • Caesar
  • Call of Duty
  • Candy Crush
  • Crash Bandicoot
  • Diablo
  • DJ Hero
  • Empire Earth
  • Gabriel Knight
  • Geometry Wars
  • Guitar Hero
  • Gun
  • Hearthstone
  • Heroes of the Storm
  • witches
  • Interstate ’76
  • King’s Quest
  • Laura Bow Mysteries
  • The Lost Vikings
  • Overwatch
  • Phantasmagoria
  • Pitfall
  • Police Quest
  • Prototype
  • Quest for Glory
  • Singularity
  • Skylanders
  • Solider of Fortune
  • Space Quest
  • Spyro the Dragon
  • StarCraft
  • Tenchu (legacy games)
  • TimeShift
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater
  • True Crime
  • World of Warcraft
  • Zork

In addition to these, of course, there are all the internal teams and, consequently, a large amount of various series and franchises, among which we also saw Crash Bandicoot and Spyro, historically considered PlayStation mascots.