Activision, the renowned game publishing company which owns the Blizzard franchise, makers of the popular PC games Diablo, Starcraft and Warcraft, just went on a shopping spree.
And the company has acquired Candy Crush Saga makers King, for a whopping sum of $5.9 Billion.
That ridiculous sum is more than twice the amount, of what Microsoft paid ($2.5 Billion) to acquire Mojang, the developers behind Minecraft.
King’s match 3 puzzler is infamous for their ridiculous in-app purchases, as well as the cause of those annoying Facebook prompts, and is quite a money maker. The acquisition doesn’t change things much, as Activision is going to let King function as an individual company, while still getting to reap in the profits.
So don’t worry, you can still send those sweet Facebook requests to your friends, and play Candy Crush Saga and all the other Saga-ish things that the company has published on to Google Play, iTunes and the Windows Store.
source: Venture Beat