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Every Activision Blizzard Game Franchise Xbox Now Owns

by Wesley LeBlanc on Oct 13, 2023 at 10:28 AM

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After nearly two years since the initial announcement, Microsoft has finally and officially acquired Activision Blizzard for a colossal $69 billion. This means that Activision Blizzard, which is the company behind franchises like Call of Duty and Diablo, is now part of Xbox's first-party umbrella. As a result, Xbox's stable of IPs and game franchises has become much larger, welcoming the likes of Overwatch, World of Warcraft, and more. 

While many know Activision Blizzard as the company behind industry juggernauts like Call of Duty and Overwatch, the company is home to plenty more games. In light of today's news, we've decided to create an easy place to see every Activision Blizzard game franchise that Xbox now owns. 

Every Activision Blizzard Game Franchise Xbox Now Owns

  • Call of Duty
  • Crash Bandicoot (after Activision acquired Vivendi Universal in 2008)
  • Diablo 
  • Gabriel Knight (after Activision acquired Vivendi Universal in 2008)
  • Geometry Wars (after Activision acquired Vivendi Universal in 2008)
  • Guitar Hero (after Activision acquired RedOctane in 2007)
  • Gun
  • Hearthstone
  • Heroes of the Storm
  • Heavy Gear
  • Heretic (after Activision acquired Raven Software in 1997)
  • Interstate '76
  • King's Quest (after Activision acquired Vivendi Universal in 2008)
  • Laura Bow Mystery Series (after Activision acquired Vivendi Universal in 2008)
  • The Lost Vikings
  • Overwatch
  • Phantasmagoria (after Activision acquired Vivendi Universal in 2008)
  • Pitfall
  • Police Quest (after Activision acquired Vivendi Universal in 2008)
  • Prototype
  • Quest for Glory (after Activision acquired Vivendi Universal in 2008)
  • Singularity
  • Ski Resort Tycoon
  • Skylanders 
  • Soldier of Fortune
  • Space Quest (after Activision acquired Vivendi Universal in 2008)
  • Spryo (after Activision acquired Vivendi Universal in 2008)
  • Starcraft
  • SWAT (a part of the Police Quest series Activision acquired after purchasing Vivendi Universal in 2008)
  • Tenchu (but only the games released before Activision sold the franchise rights to From Software in 2004)
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater and associated titles 
  • True Crime 
  • Ultimate Soccer Manager (after Activision acquired Vivendi Universal in 2008)
  • Warcraft
  • World of Warcraft
  • Zork (after Activision acquired developer Infocom in 1986)

Every King Game Xbox Now Owns

Note: Activision Blizzard purchased King in February of 2016 for $5.9 billion

  • Bubble Saga
  • Bubble Witch Saga
  • Hoop de Loop Saga
  • Candy Crush Saga
  • Pyramid Solitaire Saga
  • Pet Rescue Saga
  • Papa Pear Saga
  • Farm Heroes Saga
  • Pepper Panic Saga
  • Bubble Witch 2 Saga
  • Diamond Digger Saga
  • Candy Crush Soda Saga
  • AlphaBetty Saga
  • Scrubby Dubby Saga
  • Paradise Bay
  • Blossom Blast Saga
  • Candy Crush Jelly Saga
  • Farm Heroes Super Saga
  • Shuffle Cats
  • Bubble Witch 3 Saga
  • Legend of Solgard
  • Diamond Diaries Saga
  • Candy Crush Friends Saga
  • Pet Rescue Puzzle Saga
  • Knighthood – Epic RPG Knights
  • Crash Bandicoot: On The Run!
  • Rebel Riders

While many of these games and franchises have been dormant for years, even decades in some instances, they are nonetheless under the Xbox umbrella now. This means Xbox could theoretically revive any of them, or create sequels to games on the list. 

For example, just this week, Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick reportedly held an all-hands employee meeting where he was interviewed by former late-night host James Corden about a potential Guitar Hero revival and more. Speaking of Kotick, he will remain Activision Blizzard's CEO through the end of the year after Xbox head Phil Spencer asked him to help with the company transition. 


What franchises on this list do you hope to see new games from now that Xbox owns them? Let us know in the comments below!

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