Every Game And Game Studio Microsoft Now Owns


After buying out ZeniMax Media and getting the games like The Elder Scrolls and Starfield, Microsoft has revealed its plans to purchase Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion. The buyout, which is set to complete in July 2023, will be one of the largest buyouts in gaming. Microsoft will own developers behind even more of the most famous games, including Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Diablo, and Candy Crush.

With Microsoft swallowing so many studios and games, it’s hard to keep track of what the huge corporation owns. To make it slightly clearer, here’s a list of all of the studios that Microsoft Studios now owns.

Although this list is long, it’s not the ultimate reflection of Microsoft’s might. The company also has a bunch of other distribution deals with a combination of developers that are not listed here because it does not own them, like Ori and the Blind Forest developer Moon Studios.



ZeniMax Media

Price: $7.5 billion

Studios: Bethesda Game Studios, ZeniMax Online Studios, id Software, Arkane Studios, Machine Games, Tango Gameworks, Alpha Dog Games, and Roundhouse Studios

Best-known games and franchises: The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Wolfenstein, Doom, Quake, Dishonored, and The Evil Within

Upcoming games: Ghostwire: Tokyo, Redfall, and Starfield


Activision Blizzard

Price: $68.7 billion

Studios: Blizzard, Treyarch, Infinity Ward, High Moon Studios, Toys for Bob, Raven Software, Sledgehammer Games, Beenox, Radical Entertainment, and Vicarious Visions (now merged with Blizzard)

Best-known games and franchises: Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Diablo, Hearthstone, Overwatch, StarCraft, Candy Crush, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, Guitar Hero, Skylanders, and Spyro the Dragon

Upcoming games: Diablo 4, Overwatch 2, and Call of Duty (2022)




Price: $375 million

Best-known games and franchises: GoldenEye 007, Perfect Dark, Banjo Kazooie, Viva Piñata, Sea of Thieves, and Battletoads

Upcoming games: Everwild


343 Industries (Halo)

Price: Unknown

Best-known games and franchises: Halo

Upcoming games: Unknown


The Coalition (Gears of War)

Price: Unknown

Best-known games and franchises: Gears of War

Upcoming games: Unknown



Price: $2.5 billion

Best-known games and franchises: Minecraft and Minecraft Dungeons

Upcoming games: Unknown


Ninja Theory

Price: Unknown

Best-known games and franchises: Heavenly Sword, DmC: Devil May Cry, Disney Infinity, and Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Upcoming games: Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 and Project: Mara


Playground Games

Price: Unknown

Best-known games and franchises: Forza Horizon, Forza Motorsport

Upcoming games: Fable


Undead Labs

Price: Unknown

Best-known games and franchises: State of Decay

Upcoming games: State of Decay 3

Compulsion Games

Price: Unknown

Best-known games and franchises: Contrast and We Happy Few

Upcoming games: Unknown


Obsidian Entertainment

Price: Unknown

Best-known games and franchises: Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords, Neverwinter Nights 2, Fallout: New Vegas, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Pillars of Eternity, The Outer Worlds, and Grounded

Upcoming games: Avowed and The Outer Worlds 2


InXile Entertainment

Price: Unknown

Best-known games and franchises: Wasteland 2, Torment: Tides of Numenera, and Wasteland 3

Upcoming games: Unknown


Double Fine

Price: Unknown

Best-known games and franchises: Psychonauts, Broken Age, Brütal Legend, Costume Quest, and Grim Fandango Remastered

Upcoming games: Unknown

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