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Activision Employees Say They’re Optimistic About Acquisition by Microsoft

  • Microsoft to buy the legendary game company for $69 billion
  • Call of Duty maker has been roiled by lawsuits, allegations
Activision at the E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.
Activision at the E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.Photographer: Troy Harvey/Bloomberg
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Activision Blizzard Inc. employees have had a range of differing and sometimes conflicting emotional responses to news this week that their company will be purchased by Microsoft Corp. for $69 billion.

There has been trepidation about potential layoffs; optimism about Microsoft’s recent history of buying game companies and then leaving them alone; determination to fight for better wages and more worker protections.