CEO of Microsoft Gaming Phil Spencer wants to make one thing clear - Microsoft's Xbox Game Studios is in the habit of making major waves throughout the video game industry.
And the best way to do that is via Microsoft's mind-blowing acquisitions of well-respected gaming publishers/developers. In years past, gamers have been left floored by the news that Microsoft has placed the following gaming institutions underneath its Xbox banner - Undead Labs, Playground Games, Ninja Theory, Compulsion Games, Obsidian Entertainment, inXile Entertainment, Double Fine Productions, and Bethesda.
And now, another massive gaming entity will now call Xbox home - Activision Blizzard. As of today (January 18), Microsoft is set to acquire the publisher behind massive IPs, such as Call of Duty, Overwatch, and Diablo, via a $68.7 billion deal. This monumental announcement has already left plenty of gamers' jaws on the floor and heads being scratched in unison across the globe.
So what could all this possibly mean? Let's delve into all the exciting possibilities.