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Blizzard Chief Thinks Microsoft Will Allow It To Be More Independent And Serve Players 'Better Than We Ever Have'

Blizzard Entertainment boss Mike Ybarra thinks that being acquired by Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) will allow it to be more independent and serve players "better than we ever have."

What Happened: Ybarra expressed optimism for the studio's future autonomy following its acquisition by Xbox, speaking at the BlizzCon 2023 event.

The comments were made in light of the $69 billion deal where Microsoft took ownership of the iconic gaming studio and its popular franchises.

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Ybarra, who has been with Blizzard since 2019, believes the merger with Microsoft will usher in a new era for the ...

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