Well, the megaton news we've all been waiting for has finally landed. Activision Blizzard is officially a part of team Xbox as Microsoft eventually pushes its huge merger through after almost two years of work.
Now that we've waded through all of the legislation and whatnot though, it's about the games, as Xbox's Phil Spencer has already been keen to point out. Here's what the Xbox boss has to say on why this is such a huge moment for the team - and for Xbox players alike:
"I’ve long admired the work of Activision, Blizzard, and King, and the impact they’ve had on gaming, entertainment, and pop culture. Whether it was late nights spent playing the Diablo IV campaign with friends from start to finish, gathering the entire family in the rec room for our weekly Guitar Hero night, or going on an epic streak in Candy Crush, some of my most memorable gaming moments came from experiences their studios have created. It is incredible to welcome such legendary teams to Xbox."
"For the millions of fans who love Activision, Blizzard, and King games, we want you to know that today is a good day to play. You are the heart and soul of these franchises, and we are honored to have you as part of our community."
However, Phil doesn't just welcome the Xbox community to this new ActiBlizz-themed party. The boss has name dropped PlayStation, Nintendo and more as other gaming communities that the team wants to involve with past, present and future Activision Blizzard releases.
"Whether you play on Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo, PC or mobile, you are welcome here – and will remain welcome, even if Xbox isn’t where you play your favorite franchise. Because when everyone plays, we all win. We believe our news today will unlock a world of possibilities for more ways to play."
Here at Pure Xbox we're very excited to see how the future unfolds with Activision Blizzard officially under Xbox's wing. As you can also see, Phil and the rest of team Xbox seem rather excited about that future too.