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List of video game IPs that Xbox got with the acquisition of Activision Blizzard

Published: 12:36, 19 January 2022
Xbox + Activision Blizzard
Xbox + Activision Blizzard

Call of Duty, Candy Crush, World of Warcraft, Starcraft and Diablo are just some of the IPs that are now owned by Xbox.

One of the main reasons for Microsoft's big acquisitions is Xbox Game Pass, a subscription service where Xbox launches their first-party games on day one. 

To increase the library of games and attract new subscribers, Microsoft have acquired Bethesda and now Activision Blizzard (subject to regulatory approval) and with these acquisitions, they also got video games IP such as Bethesda's Fallout and The Elder Scrolls and Activision's Call of Duty and World of Warcraft. 

In addition to these massive video game franchises, the Activision deal also added plenty of others both big and small from various genres.

Here is the full list of video games IP that Microsoft now own thanks to the acquisition of Activision Blizzard:

  • Blur (racing) 
  • Caesar (real-time strategy)
  • Call of Duty (shooter) 
  • Candy Crush - (mobile)
  • Crash Bandicoot (adventure/platformer)
  • Diablo (Online action RPG)
  • DJ Hero (rhythm game) 
  • Empire Earth (real-time strategy)
  • Gabriel Knight (point and click) 
  • Geometry Wars (arcade classic)
  • Guitar Hero (rhythm game) 
  • Gun (action-adventure western) 
  • Hearthstone (card game)
  • Heroes of the Storm (moba)
  • Hexen (shooter) 
  • Interstate ’76 (racing)
  • King’s Quest (point and click adventure)
  • Laura Bow Mysteries (point and click adventure)
  • The Lost Vikings (side-scroller)
  • Overwatch (multiplayer shooter) 
  • Phantasmagoria (point and click)
  • Pitfall (platformer)
  • Police Quest (sim)
  • Prototype (action-adventure)
  • Quest for Glory (point and click)
  • Singularity (shooter) 
  • Skylanders (platformer)
  • Soldier of Fortune (shooter) 
  • Space Quest (point and click) 
  • Spyro the Dragon (adventure/platformer) 
  • StarCraft (real-time strategy) 
  • Tenchu (stealth action) 
  • TimeShift (shooter) 
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater (sports) 
  • True Crime (action-adventure)
  • World of Warcraft (MMORPG) 
  • Zork (Dos game)

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