Merging with troubled Activision will make Microsoft the third-largest gaming company by revenue, behind Tencent and Sony.
The tech giant will pay $80 million to members of a 2018 class-action suit, including hundreds of current and former California workers, and another $20 million will go to plaintiffs' legal fees.
The shakeup comes a week after workers walked out to protest sexism and harassment as a call went out online to boycott Activision games.
Videogame sales in the United States surged in the last two months as the virus shut down the country, with sales in March hitting their highest in over a decade.
The release of World of Warcraft Classic, a repackaging of the 15-year-old version of its popular World of Warcraft online role-playing game, had created a substantial buzz in the video games world - the US financial newspaper said
Subscribe to our Youtube channel for all latest in-depth, on the ground reporting from around the world.
Copyright © 2022 TRT World.