Microsoft news recap: Microsoft gets more social, acquisition of Activision Blizzard announced, and more

Jack Wilkinson

Microsoft news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy the read!

Xbox Game Pass has crossed 25 million subscribers

A year on from Microsoft’s last update on Xbox Game Pass subscriber figures, the company has confirmed that the service has crossed 25 million subscribers, up from 18 million.

Xbox game pass

Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion

In an announcement that shook the gaming community, Microsoft has announced that it is to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion. The acquisition of Activision Blizzard surpasses Microsoft’s previous record of money spent on Acquisitions, which was LinkedIn at $26.7 billion.

Microsoft to acquire activision blizzard for $68. 7 billion - onmsft. Com - january 18, 2022

Microsoft Teams gets its own YouTube channel

Microsoft Teams has gained its own dedicated YouTube channel, with the aim being to promote the service, whilst also help users make the most of it through how to videos.

Microsoft is now on TikTok, where the cool kids talk

YouTube isn’t the only social media platform getting some of Microsoft’s attention, as the company has launched its own account on TikTok.

Tiktok on phone 2

That’s it for this week. We will be back next week with more Microsoft news.