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Microsoft has entered an agreement to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion.
The tech conglomerate will purchase Activision Blizzard for $95 per share, a premium of 45 per cent of its share price on January 14, in an all-cash transaction.
On completion, this will be the largest video game acquisition ever by a considerable margin.
Moonton has revealed that its mobile MOBA, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, will be releasing its first-ever NFT collection named The Aspirants.
The NFT collection includes two characters, Fanny and Layla, and will offer 12 unique mystery boxes that each contain a digital figure and exclusive character animations.
Loop Games has revealed that is will allocate $100 million towards advertising and investing in its Pethereum.io metaverse, which is currently under development.
Incorporating blockchain technology, this metaverse is planned to launch as an open beta during Q2 this year to allow mobile gaming companies to enter blockchain without concerning themselves over the intricacies of the technology. Its model will be based on ad revenue and in-app purchases.
Kabam has announced that Seungwon Lee will be taking on the role of CEO at the company, coming to the position from Kabam parent firm Netmarble where he was appointed its co-CEO in 2020.
Lee will receive assistance during this transition from former Kabam CEO Tim Fields.
Former Supercell and King game artist Paul Chambers joined the team at Bandai Namco Mobile recently, in their Barcelona-based headquarters.
Going forward, he will be focused on creating "innovative" free-to-play IPs outside the scope that Bandai Namco is known for.