Consolidation occurs eventually in most mature industries, and the year 2022 was a significant one for large buyouts in the video game industry. Experts predicted that 2022 would see the largest gaming deals ever, totaling $150 billion, before the year even began, and their prediction came true.
The greatest gaming acquisitions of 2022 are covered in this collection, including Take-purchase Two’s of Zynga, Microsoft’s unsuccessful bid to acquire Activision Blizzard, Sony’s purchase of Bungie, and more. The mobile industry, whose increases continue to outpace those of PC and console platforms, was a major contributor to growth in 2022. For instance, Take-Two already owns Grand Theft Auto but pursued Zynga to aid in the expansion of its mobile portfolio. While this is going on, Microsoft has stated that its pursuit of Activision Blizzard is more concerned with building a mobile presence than it is with making Call of Duty exclusive to Xbox.
This gallery is not a complete list of all the purchases made in the video game industry in 2022, but it is meant to highlight some of the biggest.
- Big Deals. Take-Two acquires Zynga.
2. Microsoft makes an offer for Activision.
3. Blizzard, Sony’s acquisition of Bungie,
4. the New York Times’ purchase of Wordle,
5. Netflix’s commitment to video games,
6. NetEase purchases Quantic Dream.