Microsoft has tried to buy Blizzard twice in the past

The former head of Microsofts gaming division, Ed Fries, said that Microsoft tried to buy Blizzard twice in the past. According to Fries, who was a big fan of Blizzard, each time he was someone who offered her a better deal. The first owner of the studio, even before the release of World of Warcraft, was Davidson & Associates, a company that created training software.

lost to CUC International Inc. , which ran the camping business at that time.

After that, the studio was transferred to the French advertising company Havas, and then, as part of Havas, became part of the French water supply company Vivendi. Blizzard โ€œFrench water companyโ€.

We can assume that he was a little mistake. In addition, Fries said that Microsoft was close to acquiring Westwood Studios, the authors of the Command & Conquer series.

In the end, the studio went to EA. Recall that at the beginning of the year Microsoft announced the purchase of Activision Blizzard.

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