Activision Blizzard is set to require King, the developer for the ever-so-popular mobile game Candy Crush, for $5.9 Billion.
While still pending approval from King’s shareholders, we should see the sale finalized by Spring next year.
“We will combine our expertise in mobile and free-to-play with Activision Blizzard’s world-class brands and proven track record of building and sustaining the most successful franchises, to bring the best games in the world to millions of players worldwide,” Riccardo Zacconi, CEO at King stated. “We have two teams that, together, will have an amazing footprint, innovative technology, and leadership across platforms, and unique, established IPs to delight one of the largest networks of players in the world.”
With this announcement, Activision Blizzard further solidifies there spot as the largest game publisher in the world, publishing franchises such as Diablo, Guitar Hero, Call of Duty, Destiny, Skylanders and now Candy Crush, an already very successful mobile title.