The biggest studios continue to aim to acquire the best talent in the industry. Studio consolidation – major studios acquiring other developers – continues to grow, leaving gamers wondering who will be next.
If 2022 is any indication, there is no end in sight.
Microsoft, Sony, and Tencent are some of the biggest names that have acquired studios over the last couple of years. As new hardware releases, console makers aim to provide gamers with the best experiences possible.
With all that in mind, Best Sports Betting Canada analysts reviewed industry acquisitions. After doing the research and crunching the numbers, they compiled the ten largest acquisitions in the video game industry.
In January 2022, Microsoft announced their intention to purchase Activision Blizzard for nearly $70 billion. If approved, the studio best known for Call of Duty, Overwatch, and World of Warcraft would now be under the house of Xbox.
Should the deal go through, games like Call of Duty, Diablo, and Overwatch will come to Xbox Game Pass.
Microsoft's purchase of Activision is valued for nearly five times more as the next highest acquisition.
The previous record holder was Zynga's purchase of Take-Two for just under $13 billion. At the time, the deal was immense. And it held the title of largest video game acquisition in history. For just one week.
Eight days later, the Microsoft news broke.