Activision pays $5.9bn for Candy Crush maker
November 3, 2015
US computer game company Activision Blizzard, which produces World of Warcraft and Call of Duty, is buying King Digital Entertainment, the creator of Candy Crush Saga, in a deal worth $5.9 billion (€5.4 billion).
Activision said the acquisition would make it a global leader in interactive entertainment across mobile, console and PC platforms. It added the combined firm would have more than half a billion monthly active users in 196 countries.
The Call of Duty franchise is amongst the world’s best selling video games, while Candy Crush Saga is one of the most popular games on mobile devices.