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News video games 19 January 2022, 17:05

author: Michael Zegar

We Created Ultimate List of Activision Blizzard Brands to be Acquired by Microsoft

We took a look at the Activision and Blizzard brands that will soon become Microsoft's property. Their number is impressive.

I don't think anyone was expecting yesterday's twist, which was the announcement of the acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft. Most players are hoping that this will also mean the digging up of some old and forgotten brands from the drawer of the California giant. And what IPs ended up in the hands of the company's hands? A quick glance at the database of the United States Patent and Trademark Office makes your jaw drop - the list (arranged alphabetically) counts several dozen items.

It is worth noting, however, that a small research leads us to the conclusion that many of the IPs known in years past were simply abandoned. For example, Activision did not fight for the Phantasmagoria brand as well as many other well-known series once owned by Sierra On-Line.

  1. Arcanum
  2. Arkadian Warriors
  3. Blackthorne
  4. Blood Drive
  5. Boogie Bunnies
  6. Cabela's Big Game Hunter
  7. Call of Duty
  8. Crash Bandicoot
  9. Dark Reign
  10. Diablo
  11. Freeway
  12. Gabriel Knight
  13. Geometry Wars
  14. Guitar Hero
  15. Hearthstone
  16. Heretic
  17. Heroes of the Storm
  18. Hexen
  19. Interstate
  20. Kaboom!
  21. King's Quest
  22. Leather Goddesses of Phobos!
  23. Laser Blast
  24. The Lost Vikings
  25. Metal Arms
  26. Overwatch
  27. Pharaoh
  28. Pitfall
  29. Planetfall (1983)
  30. Prototype
  31. Quest for Glory
  32. River Raid
  33. Rock n' Roll Racing
  34. Singularity
  35. Skylanders
  36. Spyro
  37. StarCraft
  38. TimeShift
  39. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater
  40. Vigilante 8
  41. Warcraft
  42. World of Warcraft
  43. Zeus
  44. Zombie Wranglers
  45. Zork
We Created Ultimate List of Activision Blizzard Brands to be Acquired by Microsoft - picture #1
Will Game Pass include a subscription for WoW? We will find out soon.

The question remains whether Microsoft will allow studios like Raven Software to make something other than Call of Duty. After all, the aforementioned developers have delivered hits such as Soldier of Fortune and Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Jedi Academy. What do you think, which of the above brands will be brought back to life? I wonder how many of them will become Xbox exclusive titles. We'll probably have to wait at least a few years for some answers.

  1. Xbox - official website
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