Xbox might be one of the biggest players in gaming, but it took some convincing for Activision Blizzard to accept Microsoft's offer. Looking at who else was involved, we can be happy Xbox came out on top!
According to another Bloomberg report, Activision was looking for potential buyers when its stock dropped, following workplace harassment allegations. Microsoft was not top of that list though, as other options were explored first.
One of those was Facebook, the company now known as Meta Platforms Inc. Activision reached out to them over a potential deal, but serious interest never really materialised.
"Activision made calls to try to find other interested parties, said the people, who asked not to be identified talking about private conversations. Those included Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc. and at least one other big company. But no other serious interest materialized."
We don't who the other big company is, but it clearly wasn't as interested in the deal as Microsoft. That probably works out well for us Xbox fans, who can anticipate Activision Blizzard games to come to Game Pass in the future.
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