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Xbox CEO Opens the Door to Reviving Old Activision-Blizzard IPs


Xbox CEO Opens the Door to Reviving Old Activision-Blizzard IPs

Microsoft’s latest industry-shaking acquisition is set to help fuel its steady delivery of new Xbox Game Pass content, especially if the publisher is intent on reviving some of Activision-Blizzard’s dormant IPs. And in a recent interview with The Washington Post (via Eurogamer), Xbox boss Phil Spencer spoke about that very possibility.

“I was looking at the IP list, I mean, let’s go!” Spencer told The Washington Post. “‘King’s Quest,’ ‘Guitar Hero,’… I should know this but I think they got ‘HeXen.'”

“We’re hoping that we’ll be able to work with them when the deal closes to make sure we have resources to work on franchises that I love from my childhood, and that the teams really want to get,” Spencer later said.

“I’m looking forward to these conversations. I really think it’s about adding resources and increasing capability.”

Activision-Blizzard’s list of IPs includes popular franchises such as Toys For Bob, Crash, Guitar Hero, and Tony Hawk, Activision also owns the rights to Skylanders, Spyro, True Crime, Blur, Singularity, and Geometry Wars, and many more.

You can read more details on Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision-Blizzard here in our report of the company’s live-streamed conference.

An interesting recent development saw Spencer going some way to answering the question as to whether Activision-Blizzard games will remain available on PlayStation platforms.

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