Phil Spencer has indicated that he hopes Activision Blizzard will work on all kinds of franchises, including its old franchises. He told this in an interview with The Washington Post.
“I looked at the IP list and, I mean, let’s get to it! King’s Quest, Guitar Hero… I should know this but I think they have Hexes too.”
Furthermore, Spencer says that as soon as the Acquisition of Activision Blizzard When it’s officially over, which may be in the summer of 2023, the Xbox team will talk to the developers about what possible Activision Blizzard franchise they want to make.
In recent years, Activision Blizzard her many teams pointed to key franchises, with studios like Toys for Bob supporting franchises like Call of Duty and Diablo. In addition, Spencer has also revealed that major franchises such as Call of Duty will still be making an appearance on the PlayStation.
Bobby Kotick also wants to bring back old franchises
Earlier this week, Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick also indicated that he want to bring back old franchises. He hereby mentions Guitar Hero in Skylanders as Activision Blizzard’s successful series that unfortunately have been discontinued due to circumstances. As a reason for this, Kotick said that the company did not have enough people to continue all series and hopes that this will change with the acquisition of Microsoft. Whether there will actually be new games from these franchises remains to be seen later.