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  • Published on Jan 17, 2022
  • In what is one of the biggest acquisitions ever, Microsoft has now purchased Acitivsion Blizzard, meaning the the Xbox brand is arguably stronger than ever.
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  • RGT 85
    RGT 85  4 months ago +273

    Well the gaming world just got very interesting! I'll be back with another vid later today too!

    • Kurt Punches  Things
      Kurt Punches Things 4 months ago

      @Ansem I doubt they will do that too much money to be made by both parties all that will chance is Microsoft will now get a slice from every cod game sold for PS5

    • Ansem
      Ansem 4 months ago

      I can imagine no cod on PlayStation
      Cod 1 PC only
      Cod 2 Xbox 360/ Pc
      It did just fine and I don’t have to imagine it happened in 2005
      In fact CoD 2 is still exclusive to this day

    • Kurt Punches  Things
      Kurt Punches Things 4 months ago

      i mean this is insane if this purchase is confirmed in 2023 it will essentially make Microsoft unstoppable in the gaming world tho i would not be surprised if Anti Trust laws are peaking over the fence at what they are doing

    • Jay Gee
      Jay Gee 4 months ago

      I think this could start a buying/merger spree I think sony is going to make a move just because they will feel a need now that microsoft locked up activision. Nintendo just does its own thing, I don't think they buy anything massive sure a few studios but nothing like this. Nintendo is the wildcard though so who knows

  • TimeBucks
    TimeBucks 4 months ago +379

    This is getting ridiculous!

  • Scenic Fights
    Scenic Fights 4 months ago +81

    Crazy acquisition by Microsoft. I think we can see Sony and Nintendo rethinking about whether they want to buy smaller studios or not now. It's going to be about exclusivity in the future.

    • Y3L10WFLASH
      Y3L10WFLASH 3 months ago

      To reopen this discussion didn't Nintendo a few days ago say something about whether or not they are going to buy studios? (Because it seems like they're at least full conscious of the situation)

    • bsnarm
      bsnarm 3 months ago

      Don't forget what's the most important thing ..CASHHHHH!!!!!.
      Microsoft looks like they have plenty of it...

    • ZEE
      ZEE 4 months ago

      Very much agree on that

    • Volluffer Hagvort
      Volluffer Hagvort 4 months ago

      The one guy at microsoft how do we make more money hmm we buy activision/blizzard and then we put the games on game pass

    • Logan smith
      Logan smith 4 months ago +5

      Nintendo 100% just ignores any dev acquisition arms race.

  • Your Fly Is Open
    Your Fly Is Open 4 months ago +83

    After the Bethesda purchase, there have been many jokes about Xbox buying Activision or EA. Now it became reality. Insane.

    • Y3L10WFLASH
      Y3L10WFLASH 3 months ago

      @Danny Kerner Sega, Ubisoft, Square Enix, Koei Temco, Bandai Namco, & Capcom are small enough of Reuther Sony or Microsoft to get

    • RH80
      RH80 4 months ago +2

      @Danny Kerner it can be done, isnt as easy like in US but a foreign country can buy or do a joint with a Japanese company. Sharp is an example.Thats why Microsoft tried to buy Nintendo years ago.

    • Danny Kerner
      Danny Kerner 4 months ago

      @RH80 although apparently there is some law stating a non Japanese buyer can buy a Japanese company so logically only Sony & Nintendo can do that

    • RH80
      RH80 4 months ago +1

      @Danny Kerner yea and that might be XBOX. Sega wont let sony buy them after what they did to the Dreamcast. But to be honest Sega doesn't seems to interesting in getting bought, specially after the deal they made with Microsoft.

  • mackers_8
    mackers_8 4 months ago +18

    Sad times when 3rd parties end up this route. Can lead to redundancies and great teams moving to other areas who made great IPs. I feel like 3rd parties are gonna be gone. Also feels like they are just trying to buy Sony out of the gaming world. Sad times

  • Steve Steve
    Steve Steve 4 months ago +592

    Very huge acquisition by Microsoft, they’re not playing around this generation

    • Purple Monkey Dishwasher
      Purple Monkey Dishwasher 4 months ago

      Microsoft is doing everything except making games! They abandoned making good games a long time ago

    • The Shield
      The Shield 4 months ago

      @UnRuleD Grizz Ghosts maps is better than MW19 maps and BOCW maps.

    • UnRuleD Grizz
      UnRuleD Grizz 4 months ago

      @The Shield Ghost was good, multiplayer sucked cuz maps and that online objectives crap lol.

    • Above Water
      Above Water 4 months ago

      Xbox with Microsoft's money doesn't even have to build anything in house anymore and can just buy everything. Whereas Sony and Nintendo have to work hard to make it in the industry.

  • 霧風零
    霧風零 4 months ago +3

    Never in a million years did I think Microsoft would buy Activision! Hopefully, this means some much-needed changes will happen within Activision.

  • Bkuuzin
    Bkuuzin 4 months ago +9

    We'll see what happens with this purchase. Hopefully there will be improvements to Activision's work culture and not just Xbox monopolizing, (which is probably the case anyway, but maybe they will do some good as well)

    • gingataisen
      gingataisen 4 months ago

      @Colin Deavy It's 10.7%, I think.

    • Colin Deavy
      Colin Deavy 4 months ago +4

      With this acquisition they only have 16.5% of the gaming market which is no where close to a monopoly

    • The Bear
      The Bear 4 months ago +2

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    • Dragon Slayer_YT
      Dragon Slayer_YT 4 months ago

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    We'll see what happens with this purchase. Hopefully there will be improvements to Activision's work culture and not just Xbox monopolizing, (which is probably the case anyway, but maybe they will do some good as well)

  • It's Just Jess
    It's Just Jess 4 months ago +4

    So happy you made a video about this! I'm just worried about the blizzard launcher on PC if they keep it separate or integrated with PC game pass you know? I like having it together maybe if they could include the achievements but I don't want to lose my progress on like OverWatch and Call of Duty games🤔😭

    • ChocolateAsylum
      ChocolateAsylum 4 months ago

      I'm curious too! They could go down a number of routes with Battlenet, from expanding to eliminating. It's certainly a bigger deal than people realize.

  • Blade Shadow Wing
    Blade Shadow Wing 4 months ago +743

    Never in a million years did I think Microsoft would buy Activision! Hopefully, this means some much-needed changes will happen within Activision.

    • Alejandro Ochoa
      Alejandro Ochoa Month ago

      They will make more skylanders

    • Kingston
      Kingston 3 months ago +1

      @dennis retro plays 0528 yeah tho a exclusive would severely dmg their competitors but also slightly dmg them since they own it

    • dennis retro plays 0528
      dennis retro plays 0528 3 months ago

      @Kingston either it's all business for them

    • Kingston
      Kingston 3 months ago

      @dennis retro plays 0528 eh as a Microsoft/Xbox OG I honestly would prefer that but tbh it’s to harsh on other ppl

    • Blade Shadow Wing
      Blade Shadow Wing 4 months ago

      @William Ramos No, but honestly I don't really care if people do that with my comments.

  • Yumn Jame
    Yumn Jame 4 months ago

    I'd love to see CoD getting better,
    They should do away with yearly releases, and focus on games such as warzone and CoD mobile but for PC. This will surely be a lovely change.

  • Matt Blanco
    Matt Blanco 4 months ago +4

    I think it's good for Acitivsion Blizzard because it hasn't been going well for them lately and it's obviously good for Microsoft as well.

  • lilTitan
    lilTitan 4 months ago

    I just hope more indie studios breakout in the coming years. I'm tired of x company buying x small company just to have exclusives on their platform. I know big company will aquire small company eventually/maybe. I just want Microsoft to develop the studios they already have instead of buying left and right.

  • Adrian Snake
    Adrian Snake 4 months ago

    Imagine a RTX 3060, the prices are insane (because is out of stock), then the price falls to 50 bucks, you buy it with no second thought; that happens, Activision drops its market price enough to be acquired (thanks to its internal problems), if not for Microsoft, for Tencent, Activision was far from close its door before a Wall Street's wolf shows up

  • Bartivism
    Bartivism 4 months ago +541

    Activision Blizzard: **in crisis due to allegations, strikes, etc.**
    Microsoft: **buys Activision Blizzard when seeing that crisis**
    Everyone: *What you're seeing is Advanced Warfare.*

    • Braddah Spliff
      Braddah Spliff 3 months ago +1

      @Y3L10WFLASH lol. Maybe Microsoft will buy Ubi. Own the whole Infinitiverse.

    • Y3L10WFLASH
      Y3L10WFLASH 3 months ago +1

      @Braddah Spliff Infinite Warfare... Halo Infinite............ Next up: Assassin's Creed Infinity/ Ubisoft O.O

    • Burningphoenix
      Burningphoenix 4 months ago +1

      Phil: if you won’t fix yourself, I’ll do it for you.

    • SidNightWalker
      SidNightWalker 4 months ago +1

      @fREAK those companies aren't run by a psychopath.

    • SidNightWalker
      SidNightWalker 4 months ago +1

      Technically it's a surgical strike on a target of opportunity. An excellent move.

  • Canosis Plays
    Canosis Plays 4 months ago

    If this purchase even goes through, I myself a Game Pass fan, am kind of thinking this feels pretty monopolistic in nature. Overnight Microsoft owns a lot of the largest IP’s not just for the console space but the PC and mobile as well. I can’t help but be impressed with Phil Spencer and team’s pivot back the windows model of service first in the gaming space though.

    • Rick Volcano
      Rick Volcano 4 months ago

      It’s going through if not already done. They wouldn’t announce it then be caught with there pants down.

  • RPGenie
    RPGenie 4 months ago +1

    I hope this means good things for Diablo and WoW. I feel like it can only get better.

  • Lunar Crystal
    Lunar Crystal 4 months ago

    Thanks for not politicizing it like everyone else on the internet. Makes me love your channel more!

  • Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer

    I hope Microsoft makes changes to Activision. I remember the Transformers War for Cybertron games. They started off perfectly, but the games got worse with the two sequels. Hasbro revoked their license because of it.

  • Starman Crusader
    Starman Crusader 4 months ago

    So let me get this straight. Microsoft now owns:
    Rare
    Bethesda
    Activision/Blizzard
    And I thought Disney made the crazy buys. Am I missing something?

  • TheJrockfreak
    TheJrockfreak 4 months ago

    When I first heard this news I dont think I really got how big of a deal it actually was

  • Kansascowboyjr
    Kansascowboyjr 4 months ago

    First Bethesda's, now Activision I never thought they would ever acquire those companies cause they are huge companies. But now I bet you it's going to be EA next XD. Xbox may not have alot of exclusives like Sony but they are proving to be quite the power house literally.

  • Stéphane Leduc
    Stéphane Leduc 4 months ago +2

    I found it interesting when Microsoft announced back in 2018 that they had purchased Obsidian and Ninja theory and that hey had also put together a new gaming studio called the Initiative. Microsoft's lack of good exclusive games had been their Achille's heel for most of the 7th console generation and those acqusition meant they were going to try to fix that problem going forward and I thought it was very good news. Almost 4 years later, we still haven't seen the fruit of those acqusitions and now Xbox owns two of the biggest gaming corporations with Bethesda and Activision/Blizzard. Personally, I am not at all impressed with Microsoft as of late because while Sony has established itself as a leader in the video gaming world over the past few years by crafting amazing gaming experiences and offering diversity to their consumers, Microsoft are now trying to win the so called "console war" by just buying every talented studio/company available. I mean good for them. They'll be making that investment back in no time with all the money that's going to be coming in over the next few years. I've been a Playstation owner since 1997 and have always been satisfied with the experiences I enjoyed over the past 25 years. However, during the 7th generation, I was intested in getting the XBOX 360 over the PS3 because of all the bad press that Sony was getting, but ended up getting the PS3 mostly because of the wi-fi and blu-ray player. But after having experienced the likes of Uncharted, God of War, Horizon and The Last of Us, I can't see myself making the jump to Microsoft anymore. So I just hope that this new acquisition doesn't mean that other platforms won't be getting some of these games because that would be a huge bummer for everyone.

    • Luffy
      Luffy 4 months ago +2

      @Andres Rodriguez I smelled some salt here

    • Andres Rodriguez
      Andres Rodriguez 4 months ago

      Xbots will still get crappy games despite phip buying once talented gaming studios instead of actually be talented enough to make go games 🤣🤣 once a monopoly always a monopoly

    • Revol
      Revol 4 months ago +1

      Keep crying them tears yummy af 🤣

    • U. Aziz
      U. Aziz 4 months ago +3

      Not enough, cry louder

  • Eodyn7
    Eodyn7 4 months ago +523

    After the scandals... "Our relationship with Activision Blizzard has changed" - Phil Spencer. I didn't think he meant we are buying them.

    • Martin
      Martin 4 months ago +3

      @Arminius so not sexually harrasing women is 'politically correct ideological bs'?
      That says a lot about you

    • Ben Adelaide
      Ben Adelaide 4 months ago

      Re-negotiating the terms of the agreement...

    • INACTIVE CHANNEL
      INACTIVE CHANNEL 4 months ago

      @R Smith LMAO

    • R Smith
      R Smith 4 months ago +3

      He said: “I buy out the scumbags and clean the swamp”

  • Random Ramblings
    Random Ramblings 4 months ago

    I have a feeling this will increase series s sales. It's a cheaper entry point for PS gamers to play these games if they go exclusive to Xbox. It's a pretty smart business model imo

  • Florida Guy
    Florida Guy 4 months ago +2

    Mega-mergers are rarely ever a good thing for consumers, especially in an industry driven by creativity.

    • Scott Hernandez
      Scott Hernandez 4 months ago

      They’re not stupid. There’s going to be a really huge game they will pump up like WOW style.

  • David Deckard
    David Deckard 4 months ago

    I feel myself drifting away from the gaming industry. It's all about the monopoly. I miss the days when they did it all for the gamers and there were no such thing as micro transactions and cash grab garbage.

  • Victor Lara
    Victor Lara 4 months ago

    Amazing move by MS. If they still offer the games like a 3rd party and offer them through Game Pass day 1… they win and nobody can get mad. Just like they did with the Ori series on the Switch. Mad genius move.

  • Jonathon Potter
    Jonathon Potter 4 months ago +190

    I actually think Microsoft are preparing for the generation after this one when alot of physical games will dissappear and subscription models are the only option for gamers. Sony is fine for now but id be worried about them when this generation ends.

    • RH80
      RH80 4 months ago

      The only way for Sony to get back to the top or very close is doing a huge deal with Take 2. Is the only third party that make and sell like crazy games for the casual audience. If they cant do that they will probably become a third party studio, back to the snes era.

    • Vivienne Koo
      Vivienne Koo 4 months ago +1

      @Jonathon Potter Good thing you see the bigger picture. A lot of idiots simply think that WoW is saved

    • Cristian
      Cristian 4 months ago

      @Andy Vester lol, I don't think it will not ruining gaming. In fact, you can buy game pass games at discounts. And, you don't need to shell out $70 on a game that you end up hating.

    • History of videogames and my opinions
      History of videogames and my opinions 4 months ago

      @Real_is_Back 2 ! screw PC never had one never will

  • Travis Avilar
    Travis Avilar 4 months ago

    I really hope its for the best. Activision/Blizzard has been on a spiral downfall.

  • julianx2rl
    julianx2rl 4 months ago

    It's ironic really, Activision became the first third-party studio because of Atari's oppressive tactics.
    And now people are celebrating their acquisition because of Activision's own oppressive tactics.

  • rm r
    rm r 4 months ago

    I love how you said that Microsoft will just allow Activison to do its own thing once it’s official, yeah right, you know how stingy Sony has been with just allowing cross platform with Microsoft and as well as their first party titles, yeah right bro seriously, it would be within Microsoft’s absolute best interest for the future of Call of duty, and blizzards games to be exclusively on their platforms only forcing Sony players to really reconsider what they are missing out on and why they even got a ps5! 😂😂😂😂😂😂 initially yes continue to make cod for both Xbox and PlayStation makes since in the short term of view and in larger sales numbers, however if it is only on Xbox more users will gravitate towards Xbox and stay on Xbox with its ever expanding library of games, because games win console war, not consoles PlayStation understands that and now Microsoft is going for the kill! 💀💀

  • 10k before 2023??
    10k before 2023?? 4 months ago

    Thanks for all the amazing work you put into your videos, It really makes my day better❤

  • Adam Adkins
    Adam Adkins 4 months ago +252

    This is a massive win for PC players as well. This hurts Steam, Epic, Sony, Nintendo, and others. The ripples are going to be huge.

    • Brie Russell
      Brie Russell 4 months ago +1

      @mutedmutiny The rest of the video game industry could be wiped out in nuclear explosion and Nintendo would be like "what was that noise? oh well, carry on."

    • Hocus Pocus
      Hocus Pocus 4 months ago

      @PreNix weirdo

    • Retroplayer
      Retroplayer 4 months ago

      @Adam Adkins that is not true. Think you need to re-phrase that statement.

    • Andrew Mitchell
      Andrew Mitchell 4 months ago

      @Ultimate Break 82 You mean "Sony "bronies""

    • PreNix
      PreNix 4 months ago

      @Hocus Pocus im done fighting xbots, its been a long time i fought with one. I try my hard to mature but you're testing my patience, man

  • Cupcake ._.
    Cupcake ._. 4 months ago +3

    Finally FINALLY Activision and blizzard have a chance redemption please MICROSOFT DONT MESS THIS UP

  • Steven Diaz
    Steven Diaz 4 months ago

    As an Accountant I would suggest that the board of directors will buy him out and go on there ways. They will completely restructure Blizzard/Activision. I think it is a smart move for Xbox.

  • Dee M.
    Dee M. 4 months ago

    Hey RTG85! I’m a new subscriber-influenced by my fiancé. I just wanna say I really enjoy your channel. I appreciate your commentary and authenticity, and how you’re overall relaxed. Thanks for dropping a video on this! 👍

  • MariNate
    MariNate 4 months ago

    As a PS5 and series x owner I’m so excited man. We can actually get quality cod games again. Now how does Sony compete? Microsoft dwarfs Sony in every aspect.

  • TooBroke4Gold
    TooBroke4Gold 4 months ago +245

    Everyone: They won't buy Sega they are two big! Give it up.
    Microsoft: nah, they ain't big enough. We'll take Activision.

    • Brie Russell
      Brie Russell 4 months ago

      @ruick78 Thank goodness for that, honestly.

    • MrDernagon
      MrDernagon 4 months ago

      @Last Sega is worth about $3.7billion. Nintendo's liquid cash and equivalents is usually around $1-1.5billion. So they couldn't outright buy Sega in cash. They would have to finance, find investors, and/or work out stock valuations. For the record Nintendo is worth $61billion. Less than Microsoft just bought Activision for. Nintendo is big, but they aren't in the same league as Microsoft.

    • KRAZYD0NUT
      KRAZYD0NUT 4 months ago

      @Last Nintendo is great and I agree, but them as market value don’t have the buying power as Microsoft does. Neither does Sony. Amazon and Facebook is a bigger threat then both. The activision deal, Look at the other 2 top bidders. Thank gawd ms step in.

    • Last
      Last 4 months ago

      @WillPower RazorBlade you definitely dont know how big nintendo is do you? The company is so big they could flop multiple times before they even considering a bankruptcy that means years like tens. They are the richest company in japan that is no small feat, buying sega would be more than possible. Nintendo is lacking in the online side but what they arent lacking is money.

  • george palmiter
    george palmiter 4 months ago

    The thing is it really insane if a company need to be bought it’s that company good on Microsoft it’s great to be on team Xbox

  • mertcan aksüt
    mertcan aksüt 4 months ago

    OMG This is amazing!!! Blizzard was not the same Blizzard anyway I firmly belive blizzard will be more customer friendly in Microsofts hands .

  • Sam
    Sam 4 months ago

    Amazing news! Two American companies coming together, sure beats it if some foreign entity would of bought them out. If Microsoft puts entire Activision and Blizzard game libraries on Gamepass, it will be a huge win for gamers! Although I suspect they will charge premium to access all CODs. This is even great news for Sony fans, maybe we'll finally get a Killzone and long overdue Resistance revival. You can bet they are scrambling at Sony on how they will fill that fps hole once COD goes exclusive and Battlefield not including campaigns anymore. Bobby will probably stay on for years to come as part of a deal he negotiated.

    • Sam
      Sam 4 months ago

      @KRAZYD0NUT Sony got too comfortable! I think if Bobby wanted to stay instead of a payout, he could of worked that out, if he wanted to. Maybe Bobby and Markus Persson can start a new studio together😂

    • KRAZYD0NUT
      KRAZYD0NUT 4 months ago

      Agree, Good news is all these games will be day and date on gamepass. Lucky if you see them on PlayStation after that. You don’t spent $70 billion so a competitor can make 30% to sell On their platform. Xbox, pc, cloud is your choice now. There is more news that leaked, Bobby will be out after the deal close.

  • Lee Nolan
    Lee Nolan 4 months ago

    I wonder if Activision still has the license for Ultimate Alliance, if that's even a thing. I need a sequel! CoD being Xbox exclusive is a wild idea.. What does this mean for Warzone & infact all the people playing Activision / Blizzard games online?

  • Tony Geddes
    Tony Geddes 4 months ago +124

    Anyone who thought MS didn’t mean business this time can think again. This is just WOW. Frankly terrifying for everyone else. Makes you wonder who’s next!

    • Mr Mxyzptlk
      Mr Mxyzptlk 4 months ago

      @FinalBoss nah I think with game pass that’s enough. Take 2 has GTA. That’s for sure the next purchase. Ubisoft and EA are safe.

    • Mr Mxyzptlk
      Mr Mxyzptlk 4 months ago

      Take 2 is absolutely next

    • MyNameIsDrope
      MyNameIsDrope 4 months ago

      Take 2

    • Plusora
      Plusora 4 months ago

      This is indeed WoW

    • KRAZYD0NUT
      KRAZYD0NUT 4 months ago +1

      @AnneFlanker Media word!!!!!

  • Blazindragon
    Blazindragon 4 months ago

    Activision and Blizzard are now separate again but both under Microsoft which is better in my opinion :) I hope we see Blizzard announcements at Microsoft events now and now that Blizzcon will just be Blizzard we could possibly see the revival of Heroes of the Storm and World Tournaments for all the Blizzard games with them being hosted even more professionally hopefully.

  • mayris gonzalez
    mayris gonzalez 4 months ago

    After the Bethesda purchase, there have been many jokes about Xbox buying Activision or EA. Now it became reality. Insane.

  • Kritacul
    Kritacul 4 months ago +1

    Honestly, Microsoft over paid. Which makes me think that someone else was about to buy them up. Amazon, Sony... But with all the titles and the concurrent monthly revenue Activision/Blizzard gets from their game, it still doesn't equal 70 billion.

  • Jonah Danley
    Jonah Danley 4 months ago

    We just have to hope now that Blizzard games will improve

  • kevin martin
    kevin martin 4 months ago +174

    Making Call of Duty an Xbox exclusive is going to be a bigger hit to Playstation than Starfield. This is crazy.

    • Ansem
      Ansem 4 months ago

      @Bad Guacamole lol 😂
      They didn’t need money before they defiantly don’t need it now

    • Bud
      Bud 4 months ago

      @Maxime B. Phil Spencer already confirmed it wasn't happening.

    • Eduardo Montes de Oca
      Eduardo Montes de Oca 4 months ago

      @PreNix that's irrelevant. The fact is those games are exclusive because it's more valuable than lost sales. MS can release Halo, Gears, Forza on Ps without paying 70B, why do you think they will pay 70B to do that? Half of Activision profit is from King aka candycrush, so honestly CoD lost sales are PEANUTS to MS, it's more valuable to build their gamepass brand. No reason to pay 70B just to make more sales. Doesn't make sense for Nintendo or Sony, so why would MS do it?
      We had this discussion with Bethesda acquisition, it's already been proven. Please don't be delusional and think this is different lol

    • PreNix
      PreNix 4 months ago

      @Eduardo Montes de Oca COD was never an exclusive to one platform, but halo, GoW, mario is or used to be. COD is a very popular game and not releasing it on a platform with over 100 million players will lose alot of money, if they care about money. I don't really care if they actually make COD an exclusive since i don't play it anymore

    • Eduardo Montes de Oca
      Eduardo Montes de Oca 4 months ago

      @James McDonald you know that Sony charges 30% so they'll make money of MS, right?
      Why do you think MS doesn't release Halo on PS or Sony release GoW on xbox or Nintendo Mario games on ps and Xbox? CoD isn't going to be on ps anymore

  • D F
    D F 4 months ago +14

    This is the beginning of the end for gaming as we know it. Wave bye to physical games. Say hello to one or two companies dictating what you play and how, with a massive sprinkling of micro transactions.
    I so happy I grew up in the 16-32 bit era.

    • Madman Madlad
      Madman Madlad 4 months ago

      @D F stop playing video game boomer you're old go play golf or something

    • D F
      D F 4 months ago

      @Madman Madlad lol wow you've quoted a really old internet meme, you must be really clever!
      Once you've finished playing Fortnite maybe you could get a job and move out of your parents basement.
      Maybe then people'll start taking you seriously.

    • Martin
      Martin 4 months ago

      Ok boomer

    • Madman Madlad
      Madman Madlad 4 months ago +1

      Ok boomer

  • Hilmar Rivera
    Hilmar Rivera 4 months ago

    All I know is that I'm wicked excited for the gamepass!

  • Lucky Chips
    Lucky Chips 4 months ago

    Hopefully, Microsoft keeps Bethesda and Activision in check now.

  • JumboJuice
    JumboJuice 4 months ago

    I'm happy for Xbox I started my first console with them they make big smart moves

  • Johno Daz
    Johno Daz 4 months ago

    Great stuff RGT 85.
    Activision Blizzard Games are looking like Game Pass and Xbox Exclusive Titles from now on then.

  • Russell Segui
    Russell Segui 4 months ago

    I thought since the release of the original Xbox that Microsoft could be a juggernaut in gaming ...never did I see this happening.

  • TIGGRAIN MAGMA
    TIGGRAIN MAGMA 4 months ago

    Microsoft helping to clean up Activision Blizzard is a win for those of us who have loved the games they have produced over the years. I hope Microsoft will clean it up and put resources to help the devs who just want to come to work, do their jobs and bring games to the player base. Hopefully we can see more of a healthy culture there and proper support for the devs to really be able to fix and bring back the glory our favorite games that haven't had the love they used to have.

  • Jim Jones
    Jim Jones 4 months ago +25

    “Almost like a monopoly” it is a monopoly. Think about the last 10 years. Games have been progressively getting shittier and this has ran hand in hand with more anti competitive corporate moves like this. The more studios and competitors the better the games. When you’re only competing with yourself do you honestly think the games will be better?

    • Jim Jones
      Jim Jones 4 months ago

      @Andrew Mitchell did they not? And that was a monopoly of circumstance when the US had way over saturated their market and the only thing to be done was to save the gaming industry. This is something completely different. 70 billion dollars the largest acquisition that Microsoft has ever made and they already own a large portion of not only the gaming market but the software market as well as the computing and other avenues that venture into the military industrial complex and other facets of big government. Nintendo never had those other aspirations now did they?

    • Andrew Mitchell
      Andrew Mitchell 4 months ago +3

      And they said Nintendo had a monopoly back in the day. Give me a break.

    • Sir Apu the Great
      Sir Apu the Great 4 months ago +1

      @Samuel Lagace those days are completely over, this is the end of "gaming" its being turned into a complete money making machine because of people in these comments saying "itll make gaming better" absolutely not, these giant corps are the opposite of your friend, they exist to suck you dry and convince you its okay, and people convince themselves its fine because... reasons

    • Jim Jones
      Jim Jones 4 months ago +1

      @snkrules the exclusive possession or control of the supply of or trade in a commodity or service.
      a company or group having exclusive control over a commodity or service.
      a commodity or service in the exclusive control of a company or group.
      the exclusive possession, control, or exercise of something.
      How is acquiring 10-20% of the entire gaming market not a pull for a monopoly based on the text book definition of a monopoly?

  • Wild West
    Wild West 4 months ago +93

    Yeah its definitely a huge thing. Its going to cause a lot of changes eventually. Probably wont happen for a while though these kinds of things move quite slow.

    • Andrew Smith
      Andrew Smith 4 months ago

      @MA Yeah 15 a month times ~ 18 million subscribers as of January is $270 million and even if Xbox tanks Microsoft is still worth 2.5 trillion. Is kinda like gaming is just like a side gig to them.

    • Johnpaul Sein
      Johnpaul Sein 4 months ago +6

      @MA doubt it.. Microsoft bought Activision.. not the other way around!! ::fingers crossed:: lol

    • G5ive
      G5ive 4 months ago +1

      Scheduled to be done June 2023

  • dcoog anml
    dcoog anml 4 months ago

    Damn bro!! I was wondering just the other day why there were no Activision games on game pass. Guess there will be a lot of them soon lol.

  • Amazing Gonzo the 801st

    I've personally been boycotting Activision/Blizzard and since then a lot of the scum in that company has been getting washed out, so if Bobby Kotick is gone after this then I may just go back and buy the games I missed out on like Crash 4 and Tony Hawk

  • amazingeric97
    amazingeric97 4 months ago

    Activation has a history of being one of the first third party companies for the Atari 2600. Times are going to change soon.

  • Alfonso
    Alfonso 4 months ago

    Economists say that, past year, this trade would have cost double to Microsoft. They got a great deal.

  • Robby Roxas
    Robby Roxas 4 months ago +329

    This was just as blindsided as Microsoft acquiring Bethesda. I never bought an Xbox, but will happily fight for a Series console if they throw Bobby Kotick out the door.

    • 2nd 2none
      2nd 2none 4 months ago

      No thanks, time for new hobbies

    • Jay Quiroga
      Jay Quiroga 4 months ago

      @felipe santos a news article stated so during the time, in which I later corrected once it was updated. Try using more words next time

    • Jay Quiroga
      Jay Quiroga 4 months ago +1

      @Micxhxael the news have been updated that he will be gone after the merger.

    • Jay Quiroga
      Jay Quiroga 4 months ago +1

      Correction: it has been updated that he will be gone after the merger happens.

    • Master chief
      Master chief 4 months ago

      They probably

  • coldfusion167
    coldfusion167 4 months ago +22

    This is getting ridiculous! One company owning all these developers seems crazy! It's definitely concerning. I've always been an Xbox fan & own all three consoles but this seems bad in the long run for consumers.

    • Hawk 23
      Hawk 23 4 months ago

      Nah

    • coldfusion167
      coldfusion167 4 months ago

      @Christian Jensen yeah, it's 1) Tencent 2) Sony 3) Microsoft

    • Bendingwater
      Bendingwater 4 months ago +4

      you flipped sony and tencent. sony is 2nd after tencent

    • Christian Jensen
      Christian Jensen 4 months ago +3

      Sony is still the biggest in the industry. Microsoft is 3rd an Tencent 2nd.

  • Willis Wheeler
    Willis Wheeler 4 months ago

    As long as the Activision get treated better , am all for it.

  • LukePlayzGamez
    LukePlayzGamez 4 months ago

    Hopefully cod comes to gamepass if so that will change alot of stuff and alot more people will probably switch to xbox

  • DM28 IMK
    DM28 IMK 4 months ago

    Microsoft needs all these developers for the metaverse

  • Meir Bhastekar
    Meir Bhastekar 4 months ago +167

    Take two: we made the biggest acquisition ever by buying Zynga
    Microsoft: hold my beer

    • R Smith
      R Smith 4 months ago +1

      @Braddah Spliff
      Sony: guys remember Blue Point? Guys? Anyone? 😃
      Maybe MS will buy From Software next who knows

    • Tommy Wimmer
      Tommy Wimmer 4 months ago +1

      Tencent didn't buy Zynga. Take Two did.

    • bro
      bro 4 months ago +7

      @Chasón🎚heDon 🔧 Sony definitely doesn't lead anything in hardware my guy

    • LordsOfSkulls
      LordsOfSkulls 4 months ago +3

      More like,
      "Your next on my list to buy"

    • Chasón🎚heDon  🔧
      Chasón🎚heDon 🔧 4 months ago

      @Braddah Spliff
      More like
      *Sony & Nintendo: doin their own thing and leading the market in new games and hardware*
      Microsoft: r&d’ing stream boxes for game pass because they’ll own most 3rd parties, but for some reason want Bobby kotic

  • jeff deriemacker
    jeff deriemacker 4 months ago

    I’m glad I bought a Xbox series X. Really planned on getting a PS5 but the manufacturing issues I haven’t found one so I got the Series X. Before buying my series X I hadn’t owned a Xbox console since 2010 when I had the Xbox 360. I think eventually Activision/ Blizzard games will be Xbox exclusives only like Bethesda will be.

  • Ronin
    Ronin 4 months ago

    This literally cost more than Nintendo’s new worth all together. I’m sick to my stomach just feeling sad for Nintendo and I own a Xbox.

  • Vinny Sivaraman
    Vinny Sivaraman 4 months ago

    Love your no nonsense reviews. I agree with you that people buy products not politics. For the sake of my Kindergartener I hope this means even more for Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, and a return of Skylanders. Never realized until I bought my Series X how much more enjoyable it was to play over my PS4. It's good news for Nintendo since they make nice with Microsoft. This is exactly the back hand slap that Sony needed to realize they're not all that.

  • BajaricaN
    BajaricaN 4 months ago

    While I'm not a fan of MS buying Activision, I would be a fan of Nintendo purchasing Sega for complementary and preservation purposes. If the MS aquisiton goes through hopefully they will allow Activision and their game divisions to ontinue to make games on other consoles with out needing Game Pass.

  • Sean K
    Sean K 4 months ago +27

    I hope that Activision can improve under Microsoft's ownership. The allegations against Activision are horrifying. Rather than being the product of a few bad actors, this appears to be an issue of company culture that has gone on for a long time and is deeply rooted in the company. Activision is not the only company with this problem, of course.

    • Sir Apu the Great
      Sir Apu the Great 4 months ago

      @A Johnson diversity does the opposite of what you say, games will become more bloated and cost more, and they WILL be less fun like they are currently, less fun for more money, dont be niave, and dont be hopeful about what a GIANT WORLDWIDE COMPANY does, you wont benefit from it

    • A Johnson
      A Johnson 4 months ago

      ​@Amena Considering the natural ratio of humans is 50/50 male to female it makes logical sense that it be about split, and if you look at boardrooms and leadership in America that is far from the case. Plus diverse viewpoints are shown to drive creativity and productivity.

    • Amena
      Amena 4 months ago +3

      @A Johnson wouldn't it make more sense to have the better qualified person for the leadership position, instead of focusing on if it's male or female?

    • A Johnson
      A Johnson 4 months ago +5

      @Marcin M I would disagree. Microsoft doesn't mess around with that kind of crap in corporate culture. They (Xbox) have more women in top leadership roles then men. They walk the walk.

    • Marcin M
      Marcin M 4 months ago

      They wont.

  • Mark Rizzo Field
    Mark Rizzo Field 4 months ago

    Looking forward to some of there titles to come to game pass.

  • Scott Hernandez
    Scott Hernandez 4 months ago

    I love my Nintendo Switch and all the independent gaming I get on there. I sure hope this never changes for the worst!

  • KaiserWar
    KaiserWar 4 months ago

    To me the big question is WHY? Why did Microsoft decided to buy this huge gaming company? If their plan is to basically put it on gamepass well it might work but it will most likely also cause rejection. It's a double edge sword.

  • Jshaw71
    Jshaw71 4 months ago +2

    I think it's bad timing on Microsoft's part to make this purchase I've always found blizzard i overrated and Activision to be greedy assholes though I do hope this brings back blizzcon as it was pretty cool, and revives the hearthstone tourneys among others though I've never watched them, but was sad to see them go...

    • Jshaw71
      Jshaw71 4 months ago

      @tph_dragon I suppose it could be seen as as good timing but i don't see it as that way myself it's going to take a while to recover both their public image and recoup the cost of acquiring them til then they're a loss, that's how I see it,

    • KRAZYD0NUT
      KRAZYD0NUT 4 months ago +1

      Look at 2 top games played on PlayStation? Fortnite and cod. Remember 90% of gamers are casual and don’t care about exclusive or even know what they are. Microsoft now owns 1 of them! That is huge

    • tph_dragon
      tph_dragon 4 months ago +1

      It’s great timing for them. The news around activision prior likely dropped the price down to the low low cost of almost $70 billion. Fire a few people like Bobby Kotick and you’ve turned their bad pr into hype. Activision blizzard has a ton of ips at their disposal and it doesn’t matter if you think they’re overrated, they are huge. Cod, overwatch, hearthstone, Warcraft, tony hawk, crash, spyro, candy crush, etc.
      They got a huge investment opportunity for possibly the lowest price they could manage.
      And if nothing else they could make a video of crash high fiving master chief to really rub it in Jim Ryan’s face.

  • Neo Galactic
    Neo Galactic 4 months ago +26

    This made me extremely happy, I'm glad to see xbox make all these moves for this generation

    • Nightmare Crimson
      Nightmare Crimson 4 months ago

      @KuilowKey *Malding Hard 🤣*

    • Martin
      Martin 4 months ago

      @KuilowKey mad salt from ponys

    • Grubheck
      Grubheck 4 months ago

      KuilowKey / Mad.

    • FinalBoss
      FinalBoss 4 months ago +6

      @KuilowKey salt salt salt

    • KuilowKey
      KuilowKey 4 months ago +5

      No, no, no. stop. Guess what? In 5 years you'll be asking "Why can't Xbox studios release a finished/good game without microtransicrions?" and it's because they will be controlling over half the AAA market... Like, Halo Infinite and Forza Horizon 5 are already falling short and are a bit embarrassing compared to the rest of their titles and everyone is fooled into thinking it's just going to make everything better... It's eliminating competition and betting your money is now in their pockets. These studios aren't likely to be any better than they are currently. At least dont expect a change in buisness practise...

  • DEUS_TMS
    DEUS_TMS 4 months ago +1

    I dont see Microsoft taking away multi-platform games like CoD. Why take a huge L to revenue? If anything. It would be hilarious to see a Xbox Games Studio logo on a ps5.

  • CapitalP177
    CapitalP177 4 months ago

    This is a game changer. Microsoft has basically no 1st party exclusives. So what they do, buy them. Sony still has their exclusives, but not having COD will DEFINITELY leave a mark. I'm interested to see if Sony plans on keeping their trend of making and building their own exclusives, or go the Microsoft route and buy already established companies for the exclusives.

  • Zach Dehoyos
    Zach Dehoyos 4 months ago

    Activision and Blizzard can’t be lacking now lol. Microsoft is always gonna looking over their shoulder to see what their doing. Hopefully this revives good COD games and pushes out Overwatch 2 sooner.

  • Josh Engelbrecht
    Josh Engelbrecht 4 months ago

    Microsoft is going to be printing money after this acquisition finalizes. Bold and decisive move by them

  • Geo2nice
    Geo2nice 4 months ago +80

    Best gaming news in a long time! Glad Activision is going to be in better hands

    • Wakcoh
      Wakcoh 4 months ago +1

      @DarkAnomaly that’s the whole point you won’t have to buy Activision Blizzard games they will be free

    • DarkAnomaly
      DarkAnomaly 4 months ago +2

      Well the Platform had next to no exclusives at all so. Haven't purchased an Activision Blizzard game in years I don't intend to now. That said I'm glad this has happened as it's always good for Competition. I own everything btw.

    • AaronRose2421
      AaronRose2421 4 months ago +3

      True, however if/when Microsoft monopolizes the industry, their attitude my change - however that’s years away if at all.

  • DawnOfTheOzz
    DawnOfTheOzz 4 months ago +1

    That's not getting into the massive mobile sphere that Microsoft just bought themselves into with like Hearthstone, CoD Mobile and Candy Crush. Microsoft could make up the money they spent within a year or two easily.

  • Jordan Castillo
    Jordan Castillo 4 months ago

    with xbox series x being more availible than the ps5 due to scalpers focusing on selling the ps5 for double then this solidifies my choice to buy an xbox this generation

  • 44Report
    44Report 4 months ago +1

    I’m happy cause Microsoft actually fixes their problems. Hoping to see them fix big games

  • enlightendbel
    enlightendbel 4 months ago

    Bethesda and Activision Blizzard in one year.
    WTF indeed.

  • patrick watkins
    patrick watkins 4 months ago

    microsoft will 100% become a monopoly, like you said they're looking out for number 1 and becoming the only platform fits that perfectly.

  • Pageiommi
    Pageiommi 4 months ago

    Honestly if I were Microsoft, I would force all of these new subsidiaries to make only Xbox exclusives. That’s the area that Microsoft lacks in comparison to Nintendo and Sony, so why pony up and not reap those rewards. It’s not consumer friendly, but if I were them it’s what I’d do 🤷‍♂️

    • Chase Jackson
      Chase Jackson 4 months ago

      Microsoft really has no say in that, the shareholders do.

  • K R
    K R 4 months ago

    Pretty sure they bought it because of the development of the Metaverse for Facebook. Microsoft and Blizzard are working together to develop the whole thing if I'm not mistaken

  • Archer Cillian
    Archer Cillian 4 months ago

    This puts pressure on Sony to accept a cross-platform future.

  • MechaWarSin PhoenixMaster Sword

    Imagine Microsoft buying out EA

  • jvaldez5
    jvaldez5 4 months ago

    I’m going to say it now. MS is looking to be the Netflix of video games playable on all platforms.

  • hershel pogue
    hershel pogue 4 months ago +1

    Only one company has to worry, and it's not Nintendo, ot Pc, or Xbox. Sony is in a pickle. I think if they go all out digital, then the content can be shared across platforms. It cost allot to keep making new machines year after year. The person or persons who offer a better solution will make the industry change into on entity.

  • AZ Ramirez
    AZ Ramirez 4 months ago

    I’m so glad this happened in my mid 20’s. Years of great games coming soon!!!

    • Scott Hernandez
      Scott Hernandez 4 months ago

      They’re gonna make appeal for all generations

  • BrickFighter 13
    BrickFighter 13 4 months ago +58

    So now they got Activision/Blizzard and Bethesda. Damn Xbox gonna have some crazy exclusives which is honestly what they need

    • Rick Volcano
      Rick Volcano 4 months ago

      @Wakcoh They aren’t fucking around. No COD as much as I don’t really care for it, in itself is a game changer. I love Sonys exclusives however xbox shifted that scale in 2 major acquisitions and supposedly they aren’t finished yet. I guess will see. Personally I’d like them to buy Warner Brothers games.

    • Wakcoh
      Wakcoh 4 months ago

      @Rick Volcano this guy gets it! People also said Elder Scrolls 6 and Starfield has to be multiplat no way Xbox can lose all that money, guess what they don’t care they are exclusive I’m sure announcements will be made soon

    • Luke Bremert
      Luke Bremert 4 months ago

      @Kue well to be fair thats what xbox fans were saying to ps fans when the new consoles were announced and all the ps fans were like "well we got better exclusives so we are gonna get the new ps" but now thats changed with microsofts massive purchases

    • Kue
      Kue 4 months ago

      @Eduardo Montes de Oca I know I am delusional, I have all next gen consoles, I'm just annoyed by all the "ThIs CoNsOlE hAs BeTtEr GaMes" discussions, like imagine that instead of that people would be like "I like the switch because it's practical, I like Xbox because it has better graphics, I like ps because it's faster...", That's never going to happen, but a man can dream :')

    • Eduardo Montes de Oca
      Eduardo Montes de Oca 4 months ago +1

      @Alexander Loucks yes it was already multiplaform and MS didn't remove it, just like they won't remove existing COD games, but FUTURE games are a different story. That's not a good argument or reason to be hopeful

  • Ismael Salas
    Ismael Salas 4 months ago

    Remember when a lot of people were making fun of the Xbox for not having any exclusives besides Halo. Microsoft took that very personal.

  • David Deming
    David Deming 4 months ago +1

    Microsoft isnt messing around!! This WILL hurt Sony folks!!

  • Payt Laros
    Payt Laros 4 months ago

    Wouldn't it be something if Microsoft thought it'd be a good idea to finally discard all these old and tired IP's and have the companies they just acquired think of something new? Oh well one can dream eh? Or maybe we do need another COD 87 or Crash bandycoot 725..lol