Microsoft opened a separate page on its website listing the benefits for players, developers and the industry after the takeover Activision Blizzard. According to the company, as a result, the range of games will become much wider and on more platforms.
The PlayStation is separately mentioned as a device on which projects will also be released. ActiBlizz. The “greens” also make a nod to Japanese competitors in the “pros for the industry”: “Increasing competition in traditional gaming, where Sony and
nintendo remain the largest market participants“.
The ability to choose where and how to play makes games more accessible and leads to larger and more dynamic player communities. The choice is equally important for developers. Developers benefit from having a variety of distribution paths and business models for their games. Choice opens up opportunities for innovation and allows the industry to grow.
The media believe that in this way the company is trying to convince the public and, first of all, the antimonopoly authorities of different countries, that the deal for $68.7 billion will not lead to a dominant position Microsoft
on the market. For example, the British authorities are concerned that such a large franchise as call of duty. The United Kingdom has set a deadline of March 1, 2023 for the end of the merger investigation.
at the same time, I clearly disagree with the position of a direct competitor. Sentence
Microsoft leave call of duty for a few more years on PlayStation consoles Jim Ryan (Jim Ryan) called inadequate. Also, according to media reports, the top manager personally flew to the EU headquarters in Brussels to express his concerns about the takeover Activision Blizzard.