Microsoft is acquiring Activision for 69 billion, Take Two acquired Zynga for 13 billion and just today word broke that Sony acquired Bungie for 4 billion. I'm not sure how I would have guessed 2020 would start but it wouldn't be with some of the biggest tech acquisitions.

I can't really speak for Take Two, but generally speaking I don't mind these acquisitions as I'm hopeful Microsoft would do well with Activision/Blizzard and I'm not sure there would be much of a change with Sony acquiring Bungie beyond us getting more games from them. With that, consolidating all of the main game franchises in a handful of companies isn't great and I wonder how long multi-platform gaming will last? It used to be that the majority of releases were multi-platform but it seems those days are sadly numbered.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 02/01/2022 at 04:33am

I read about this weeks or a month or so ago. I'm actually a quite optimistic about this simply because of the toxic news we've heard from Activision/Blizzard. I'm extremely confident that Microsoft will provide a much better corporate environment for employees. I think that makes this acquisition much more favorable. I think by acquiring Mojang it helped give Minecraft a huge boost, so I'm hoping to see that happen w/ our favorite Blizzard games.

Travis   Admin wrote on 02/01/2022 at 04:18pm

Yeah at this point I’m kinda optimistic for any change with Activistion/Blizzard but I really hope they don’t start excluding PlayStation and Switch with those games. I mean Call if Duty alone is such a huge franchise, if they eventually stop releasing that for PlayStation it’s a huge deep cut to their players.

It seems more and more like we’re working toward two massive game publisher conglomerates… with Nintendo over there just doing their thing

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