Activision Blizzard has announced that they have reached an agreement with King Digital Entertainment, the company behind the popular Candy Crush saga, to acquire the company for $5.9 billion. 

Activision Blizzard says this new acquisition will make the company a leader in the mobile gaming business. The combination of King’s expertise in mobile with Activision’s expertise in publishing can help put these two companies further ahead. Activision Blizzard is the leading publishing company worldwide. 

The deal is expected to close in Spring 2016. 

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  • Holy my goodness! 5.9 billion dosh is quite a hefty amount! Wonder what they could be up to.

    • Stealthninja808

      CANDY CRUSH WARFARE Sweet revenge!

      • Stealthninja808

        60$ on the Xbox store, lol

    • SPAWNST4R

      Its not in the world of blockbuster smartphone/tablet apps, There sales/revenues shit on Console and PC games sales combined. Think about it, 50 million consoles worldwide? vs over 2 billion smart devices

  • matt murdock

    Will definitely be an campaign inspiration for ghosts 2. i can smell a crossover

    • FazalGaming

      Ghosts 2 campaign minigame. Match the candys to beat Rorke.

  • lunator100hd .

    So now Advanced supply drops for candy crush too!!!

    • FroztySeven

      With enlisted, professional and elite variants of candies, aswell as diffrent gears for the candies like hats and stuff xD

  • ShadowMaster862

    Activision just bought the only game that money-wh*res more then COD. All my thoughts on the company grow stronger with hate

    • Kill Denied

      So a company making money makes you hate it?

      • HomePolecat96

        No a company taking things out of the game and replacing them with pay walls makes me hate it. *cough* Supply Drops *cough*

      • ShadowMaster862

        Well, what I mean is there REALLY obsessed with the money. They add in so many paywalls like HomePolecat said. Destiny wouldn’t be frowned upon as much as it is if they never went with Activision’s business strategies. They now have microtransactions, and DLC that was supposed to be in the game by default, it still was but wasn’t released until later for more money. (Taken King was seen in 2013 trailers, you could see the Dreadnaught. It’s now being sold as DLC for $40.) AW now has basically pay-to-win, but it’s gambling which makes people keep going til they actually get what they want. Activision is just greedy.

    • Ryumoau

      How dare a company be interested in making profits….

    • Opinions Are Frowned Upon

      I can name you 1000 of games that money whore more than CoD.

      • ShadowMaster862

        I highly doubt that. And I mean higher then every person on 4/20

  • Redrum

    And yet still don’t get dedicated servers for console.

    • Kobrah

      I was about to say that

    • Ryumoau

      wow do you guys ever NOT complain about something?

      Even worse is that you haven’t played the game yet so you don’t even know whether it has dedicated servers or not.

      • Opinions Are Frowned Upon

        same to you.

      • One Russian’s Revenge

        “I’m assuming he says this, which I agree, because I’m sure 5.9 billions dollars, having that amount of blow, they could easily set up servers that would cost not even a fraction of that amount.”

  • spartanelite

    So now we get a Cod puzzle game

    • Ryumoau

      i like match 3 puzzle games, so i wouldn’t mind. But i’m not putting any money into it. When i run out of coins in those free to play games, i just stop playing till the timer/coins recharge. lol

      • ItzSikh

        I’ll laugh if they just thrash the reset feature

  • Drasadex

    • Ryumoau

      is that the real Kaz Hirai or just a fake account?

      • jordanxbrookes

        It’s a parody account.

      • Drasadex

        Parody account.

  • Ryumoau

    Wow Activision must be richer than i imagined. This personally sounds like a huge waste of money grabbing a mobile franchise because theres no telling when the new ‘fad’ will overtake candy crush on apple devices.

    But Candy Crush must be making alot of revenue to make them take the risk of acquiring them for that much.

    • TheVale

      They earned 600M$ in a single fiscal quarter in 2014. Worst case Activision will cut their losses, strip the company and sell the remains for scrap

  • HomePolecat96

    RIP activision. Death by micro transaction overload.

  • lol’ing at every cod related joke. Activision owns tons of companies and publishes a lot of games, this has nothing to do with cod.

  • Cyborg-jones

    Candy crush warfare : revenge of candys. XD

  • Jay Evan

    Why do I feel like Candy crush will turn into the Nuk3town mannequin easter egg game?