July 23, 2024

Sony first talks about Microsoft buying Activision Blizzard

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Sony first talks about Microsoft buying Activision Blizzard
Sony first talks about Microsoft buying Activision Blizzard
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Yesterday morning, the nineteenth, fans of the game were surprised by the news that Microsoft Games has got Activision BlizzardAnd Responsible for some of the most famous games in the world $68.7 billion. After the novelty shook the market, Sony, responsible for Play StationFinally, comment on this issue.

By purchasing Activision Blizzard, Microsoft also became the owner of several developers who were part of the group. As a result, the game franchises such as Call of Duty, Warcraft, Candy Crush, Tony Hawk, Diablo, Overwatch, Spyro, Hearthstone, Guitar Hero, Crash Bandicoot e StarCraft Become part of the company responsible for X-Box.

The news, as the site knows BloombergSony shares, which tumbled 13%, rattled in Tokyo after the purchase. In light of this, a Sony spokesperson issued a statement to The Wall Street Journal Talking about the case:

“We expect Microsoft to maintain contractual agreements and continue to ensure that Activision games are cross-platform.”

The Xbox catalog has been enriched after the purchase of Activision Blizzard.

However, everything indicates that Microsoft actually planned to maintain the same distribution model for Activision games, while continuing the multi-platform model. When announcing the purchase, Phil Spencer He said:

“The Activision-Blizzard games are being enjoyed across multiple platforms, and we plan to continue supporting these communities as we move forward.”

The statement actually shows a different situation than the one that appears after Microsoft buys from BethesdaAnother big name in the gaming world. At that time, the official statement highlighted this “Some new titles in the future will be exclusive to Xbox and PC.”

It should also be noted that although the purchase has been announced, the process is far from over. Since it is a major acquisition, the process must be evaluated by the US government to ensure there is no breach of the country’s antitrust laws. Thus, the acquisition of Activision Blizzard is expected to be completed in mid-2023.

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