The new Xbox job list suggests more acquisitions after Activision Blizzard
Internet practically exploded the day Microsoft announced its intention to buy Activision Blizzard. Xbox fusion is not expected to take place until next year, and it still has potential obstacles to overcome, first. However, a new Microsoft work publication would seem to confirm that the company is looking for even more acquisitions. As was seen by Chronicle of Video Games, the work publication is for “Manager, strategy and game development” and makes several references both to the purchase of Bethesda Game Studios by the company and the announced purchase of Activision Blizzard.
«The strategy and game development team serves as the corporate strategy function for Team Xbox. We associate ourselves closely with the game leadership team to identify and evaluate transformative growth opportunities. Our statute includes helping Microsoft Gaming’s most challenging commercial questions, leading the Gaming merger and acquisition program. (For example, Activision Blizzard, Zenimax, Double Fine, etc.) and identify and understand the key dynamics of the industry, ”says the list of works.
Nothing in the publication explicitly says that Microsoft plans to make more purchases, but it is clear that the company is looking for additional opportunities to do that precisely. PlayStation also mocked that he plans to make more acquisitions after the purchase of bungie, so it makes sense that Microsoft should also continue looking for opportunities. This type of acquisitions also presents an opportunity for Microsoft to increase the number of games offered through Xbox Game Pass, and that is clearly seen as the greatest attraction for the company’s hardware.
With luck, any acquisition of this type will be good for players and for the industry. These types of purchases can have a negative impact on competition and consumers, but there are also potential benefits. The cost of the development of AAA games continues to increase and companies such as Sony and Microsoft can help smaller studies to reach much broader audiences. For now, games of the games will only have to wait and see what the future will bring, but clearly the armed acquisition career will not slow down in the short term.
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