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Maybe now people will understand why I kept arguing that Elderscrolls being exclusive is not a given based on MS's pattern of behaviour and past statements on their big aquisitions... or do people now expect COD to also skip PS5 this year?



TruckOSaurus said:

This is huge!

Also

Bobby Kotick will continue to serve as CEO of Activision Blizzard, and he and his team will maintain their focus on driving efforts to further strengthen the company’s culture and accelerate business growth. Once the deal closes, the Activision Blizzard business will report to Phil Spencer, CEO, Microsoft Gaming.

For fuck sake, this was a golden opportunity to kick that asshole out and rebuild Activision Blizzard's image. *sigh*

That's the only shitty part to all of this actually



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Insanely huge consolidation. I wonder if Sony will be forced to respond (maybe with something like Take-Two).



 

 

 

 

 

more gamepass titles and cod on gamepass? LFG microsoft. Amazing deal. Hopefully EA is next and we can get Madden/Fifa day one on gamepass



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Otter said:

Maybe now people will understand why I kept arguing that Elderscrolls being exclusive is not a given based on MS's pattern of behaviour and past statements on their big aquisitions... or do people now expect COD to also skip PS5 this year?

I expect exactly that.  MS is going after US market hard with their acquisitions.  Clearly a western focus and I expect a number of exclusives as a result.

*at the very least timed exclusives at a year or more



DonFerrari said:

They will do things different with Activision Phill said it... they will buy it kkkk.

Well at least again it isn`t a publisher I`ll miss.

Guess as Xbox fans like to say this is likely a reaction to Sony acquiring Firesprite.

Lmao, this made me cackle 



TruckOSaurus said:

This is huge!

Also

Bobby Kotick will continue to serve as CEO of Activision Blizzard, and he and his team will maintain their focus on driving efforts to further strengthen the company’s culture and accelerate business growth. Once the deal closes, the Activision Blizzard business will report to Phil Spencer, CEO, Microsoft Gaming.

For fuck sake, this was a golden opportunity to kick that asshole out and rebuild Activision Blizzard's image. *sigh*

I'm 99% sure he wont last for long. They just need the time to rebuild completely. He'll be out by the end of 2023.



69 billion wow , I think this is the last big american they buy . This'll keep Microsoft preoccupied while Microsoft is not thinking about any major japanese Company to acquire.



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Chrkeller said:
Otter said:

Maybe now people will understand why I kept arguing that Elderscrolls being exclusive is not a given based on MS's pattern of behaviour and past statements on their big aquisitions... or do people now expect COD to also skip PS5 this year?

I expect exactly that.  MS is going after US market hard with their acquisitions.  Clearly a western focus and I expect a number of exclusives as a result.

We will see, but what needs to be understood is that MS is interested in Money and its money comes from sales of games and subscriptions to its services. I imagine they will seek to maximise both. Exclusivity is not necessity in order to do that, in fact its a hindrance. What I do expect will be exclusive is Xbox being the only place where you can play all COD games for $15 a month on release (+exclusive content/marketing/Spinoffs etc)

Edit: Its one thing to expect a number of exclusives, another to expect mainline COD to be that exclusive

Last edited by Otter - on 18 January 2022