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Microsoft buying Activision-Blizzard for $70 Billion

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Petrarch, Tue 18 Jan, 2022 1:51 PM
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    please pay 5$ to access the start menu
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    #17
    £49.99 for the game and it's another £4.99 for the day one DLC which is actually the .exe file.
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    #18
    I will acquire them all for $1
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    #19
    I've given some views on this in Discord, but I think in the grand scheme of things this will be an overall positive experience, as it'll remove the bad elements from Activision-Blizzard, but then give them access to all of the resources that Microsoft controls.

    This means we may find that there's more crossplay in A-B games between PC and Xbox than there is now (although they have already been getting better at that), but importantly, game pass.
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    #20
     –  Last edited by Mack; Thu 20 Jan, 2022 9:34 AM.
    As per my Microsoft connections on LinkedIn - this deal has gone through yesterday.

    Most Microsoft employees are officially welcoming Activision/Blizzard as a "XBOX first party developer studio"
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    #21
    As per Phil Spencer's twitter, existing agreements with Sony will be honored and Call of Duty will keep to be on PlayStation

    https://twitter.com/XboxP3/status/1484273335139651585

    Also seems pretty clear that Bobby will leave as soon as the deal is 100.00% done

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/microso...es-11642512435
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    #22
    It's good to see that they're planning to honour the contracts and not locking games like CoD behind the Xbox/MS firewall.

    Personally, I'd like to see that happening more often as I think this whole exclusivity in the market is only to the detriment to gamers, as it means we either need to pay through the nose for another console, or we miss out on some games which is such a shame.
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    #23
    It's good to see that they're planning to honour the contracts and not locking games like CoD behind the Xbox/MS firewall.

    Personally, I'd like to see that happening more often as I think this whole exclusivity in the market is only to the detriment to gamers, as it means we either need to pay through the nose for another console, or we miss out on some games which is such a shame.
    At least for now.

    I'm sure when it's time to renew those contracts. That's going to change. Sony was ruthless on the exclusives and now it's Microsoft's turn to return the favor.
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