Microsoft can revive two legendary Blizzard franchises on Xbox

What if Star craft would come back thanks to the purchase of Active-Blizzard by Microsoft ? Phil Spencer seems to like the idea, although, of course, he made no promise.

a possible rebirth of the Blizzard franchises

This is not the first time Phil Spencer has expressed enthusiasm for the possibility of reviving Activision Blizzard’s old titles under Microsoft’s umella. In a recent interview with Wired, he once again mentioned his interest in certain RTs like Star craft or Warcraft .

The first thing I would say is that I am not allowed to make decisions about what happens at Blizzard, Activision or King , he explained. So this is all a discussion […]

[…] not just Star craft, but also Warcraft, when you think of the legacy of RTS [NDLR: Real Time Strategy] games we’re talking about here, especially Blizzard. And I don’t have any concrete plans today because I really can’t go there and work with the teams. […] But Star craft was a decisive moment in video games , wasn’t it? In terms of eSports, console or narrative RTs.

He added that he was anxious to be able to work with Activision teams, Blizzard and King to talk about the previous catalog and opportunities. Activision CEO Bobby Kick also expressed the desire to revive classic franchises on Xbox.

an acquisition has not yet validated

Regarding the Series around the acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft, the European Commission recently stated that it wanted to launch a deeper investigation on the effects it could have on the market.

However, Bobby Kick is still confident about validating the acquisition: We work closely with Microsoft to quickly answer questions from regulatory from other countries and provide concrete information to help them in their investigations. […] to Thank each of you for your excellent work and investment in completing this merger, and we hope to be part of Microsoft this fiscal year that ends in June 2023. He said in a communicated employees and investors of Activision Blizzard.

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