Microsoft’s purchase of Activision Blizzard caught us completely off guard. Although since yesterday, which was when the purchase was officially announced, relevant information has been revealed such as the price of the purchase, which is recorded as the largest ever made by Microsoft, today the company wanted to make a call for calm for those users of platforms other than Xbox. Broadly speaking, Phil Spencer has stated in a conversation with Bloomberg (via Eurogamer) that Xbox intended it is not to alienate the communities, although for obvious reasons its users will enjoy advantages such as the arrival of several sagas to Xbox Game Pass.
“Activision Blizzard games are enjoyed on a variety of platforms and we plan to continue supporting those communities in the futureSpencer commented in the press release when the Activision Blizzard acquisition was announced. it is not our intention to drive communities away from that platform and we remain committed to that“, added the head of Xbox. From Spencer’s brief statements, we could deduce that some of Activision Blizzard’s most relevant franchises could continue to appear on other systems such as PlayStation, although the strategy they will follow remains to be seen.
The Bloomberg article notes, however, that a “person familiar with the company’s thinking” reports that future decisions Microsoft is likely to make regarding game exclusivities depend on the series. In other words, it is more than likely that several titles will continue to arrive on PlayStation, although it would not be surprising if more than one was exclusive to Xbox systems.