We love gaming. We play video games, create video games, and know first-hand how a lot gaming means to all of us as people and collectively, as a neighborhood. And in the present day, we formally welcome Activision Blizzard and their groups to Xbox. They are the publishers of among the most performed and most beloved franchises in gaming historical past throughout console, PC and cellular. From Pitfall to Call of Duty, World of Warcraft to Overwatch, Candy Crush Saga to Farm Heroes Saga, their studios have pushed the boundaries of gaming for gamers around the globe.
I’ve lengthy admired the work of Activision, Blizzard, and King, and the influence they’ve had on gaming, leisure, and popular culture. Whether it was late nights spent taking part in the Diablo IV marketing campaign with pals from begin to end, gathering your complete household within the rec room for our weekly Guitar Hero evening, or occurring an epic streak in Candy Crush, a few of my most memorable gaming moments got here from experiences their studios have created. It is unimaginable to welcome such legendary groups to Xbox.
As one staff, we’ll study, innovate, and proceed to ship on our promise to carry the enjoyment and neighborhood of gaming to extra folks. We’ll do that in a tradition that strives to empower everybody to do their finest work, the place all individuals are welcome, and is centered on our ongoing dedication of Gaming for Everyone. We are intentional about inclusion in every little thing we do at Xbox – from our staff to the merchandise we make and the tales we inform, to the way in which our gamers work together and have interaction as a wider gaming neighborhood.
Together, we’ll create new worlds and tales, carry your favourite video games to extra locations so extra gamers can take part, and we’ll interact with and delight gamers in new, revolutionary methods within the locations they like to play together with cellular, cloud streaming and extra.
Players have at all times been on the middle of every little thing we do. And as we develop, we’ll proceed to maintain gamers on the coronary heart of all of it. We’ll proceed to take heed to your suggestions, construct a neighborhood the place you might be your self, the place builders can do their finest work, and proceed to make actually enjoyable video games. As promised, we may even proceed to make extra video games obtainable in additional locations – and that begins now by enabling cloud streaming suppliers and gamers to stream Activision Blizzard video games within the European Economic Area, a dedication made to the European Commission. Today we begin the work to carry beloved Activision, Blizzard, and King franchises to Game Pass and different platforms. We’ll share extra about when you possibly can count on to play within the coming months. We know you’re excited – and we’re too.
For the thousands and thousands of followers who love Activision, Blizzard, and King video games, we would like you to know that in the present day is an efficient day to play. You are the center and soul of those franchises, and we’re honored to have you ever as a part of our neighborhood. Whether you play on Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo, PC or cellular, you’re welcome right here – and can stay welcome, even when Xbox isn’t the place you play your favourite franchise. Because when everybody performs, all of us win. We consider our information in the present day will unlock a world of potentialities for extra methods to play. Thank you for the continued assist. We have a lot extra to come back within the months forward – I’m excited for the long run and can’t wait to share it with you.