Microsoft to buy Activision in $68.7 billion all-cash deal
It will be Microsoft's largest acquisition ever.
They let Disney go through with the Fox buyout with minimal trimmings (mainly just spinning off the broadcast TV stations and Fox News) and it was already the largest media studio in the world. Different administration, granted, but I'd still be surprised if major objections were raised to this.
The closest to an answer to that is:And B), what will happen with the multi-platform titles like Call of Duty, Overwatch, etc. That's a question that I don't believe has been answered even after the Bethesda buyout.
I only play Warzone but I’m not too worried. If anything it might make Activsion and Raven Software step up their game. There is no way they make COD an xbox/pc exclusive when most players are on PS.
Indeed.The closest to an answer to that is:
"Activision Blizzard games are enjoyed on a variety of platforms and we plan to continue to support those communities moving forward."
Which is very, very vague.
Unfortunately thats true I wish that was not the case but Activision pretty much closed it and dispersed the whole original crew.No. Bizarre is dead and buried.
Yeah, sadly. I'd still love nothing more than Blur 2 to be a reality.No. Bizarre is dead and buried.
We don't know, but as PS is still the biggest sector of the playerbase for CoD, loosing it would harm the franchise to a massive degree.So this means no more PlayStation versions of COD right?
There's no way Call of Duty or probably Overwatch would be exclusive.
That's what we all thought with Bethesda and TES6.as PS is still the biggest sector of the playerbase for CoD, loosing it would harm the franchise to a massive degree.
Indeed, which is why I'm split on which ones needs the other the most.That's what we all thought with Bethesda and TES6.
Now... granted, TES5's lifetime sales are about the same as a single COD entry, and you're looking at around 33-40% on PlayStation (really hard to find numbers on this, but it's broadly PC in first, PS in second, and outselling XB 2:1), but still MS has decided that 10-12 million sales (over 10 years) isn't enough incentive to keep TES6 on PlayStation.
COD would be more of an impact - 20m+ sales annually - but MS absolutely has shown a willingness to put up with losing figures of a similar magnitude to keep its new studios' titles platform exclusive.
I wouldn't like to call it.
Idk about that. Warzone alone makes 5 million in revenue per day from microtransactions.I think them going after WB games would have been a little bit better deal based on the quality that studio has pumped out the last 10 or so years.
Well COD is a system seller and if MS pulls even with Sony this generation that'll be the reason why.Idk about that. Warzone alone makes 5 million in revenue per day from microtransactions.
Well COD is a system seller and if MS pulls even with Sony this generation that'll be the reason why.