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Microsoft updates its ID@Xbox acceleration program to help underrepresented devs with porting and prototyping
Microsoft has announced some major changes to its ID@Xbox program. The updated acceleration initiative aims to empower underrepresented indie game developers and lower barriers to entry for them.
Microsoft rejects UK regulator’s divestment proposal. Sony wants CoD to “remain in independent hands”
Microsoft and Sony have responded to the provisional findings of the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority. The main stumbling blocks are the potential exclusivity of Call of Duty and the impact of the Activision Blizzard deal on consoles and subscription services.
Phil Spencer on Xbox future in case Activision Blizzard deal falls apart: “It’s not some linchpin for the long term”
The $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard is not an easy ride for Microsoft, which is still trying to convince regulators to clear it. Phil Spencer, however, is confident that the future of Xbox doesn’t depend on its outcome.
Report: Jim Ryan skeptical of Game Pass power: “We’ve sold more PS5’s in two years than they have gathered subscribers”
Sony has been trying to convince antitrust regulators that the Activision Blizzard acquisition would make Microsoft a dominant force in game subscription services. However, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan has reportedly told employees that the company doesn’t view Game Pass as a potential threat to PS Plus.
Microsoft pledges to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo following its merger with Activision Blizzard
Microsoft is looking for new ways to persuade regulators to approve its $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard. The company has now entered into an agreement to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo.
Microsoft offered Sony 10-year deal to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation, as regulatory pressure intensifies
Microsoft still needs to get approval from more than 10 regulators across the globe to close the acquisition of Activision Blizzard. The company is now also trying to reach an agreement with PlayStation regarding the future of Call of Duty.
Phil Spencer: “We’ll continue to ship Call of Duty on PlayStation similar to what we’ve done with Minecraft”
Phil Spencer has once again opened up about Microsoft’s gaming plans and ambitions. The Xbox head discussed the future of Call of Duty, the acquisition of Activision Blizzard, and the current state of Game Pass.
Microsoft wants to bring more Chinese games to Xbox after missing out on Genshin Impact success
It seems that Microsoft regrets missing out on Genshin Impact, so now it wants to make up for lost opportunities. The company is reportedly scouting for Chinese games to strengthen its positions in the console race against Sony.
Microsoft to launch Xbox mobile game store, citing Activision Blizzard titles as key to success
Microsoft has quietly revealed that it is working on its own mobile game store to compete with Google and Apple. The company wants to use Activision Blizzard’s hits like Candy Crush and CoD: Mobile to attract players.
Microsoft thinks Activision Blizzard deal will provide devs with “better revenue and fair marketplace rules”
Microsoft has tried to explain how the upcoming acquisition of Activision Blizzard will benefit players, developers, and the games industry as a whole. The company thinks that “we all win” from this $68.7 billion deal.
Phil Spencer says Microsoft won’t press pause on acquisitions, comments on Call of Duty future
Xbox head Phil Spencer has opened up about Microsoft’s M&A activity. Despite the latest criticism of Microsoft’s upcoming acquisition of Activision Blizzard, the company has no plans to slow down on its investment strategy.
Sony was Activision Blizzard’s largest customer by revenue in 2020, with Microsoft ranking fourth
When it comes to game sales, Sony remained one of the biggest customers of Activision Blizzard for years. Microsoft, however, has been trailing behind not only PlayStation, but Google and Apple as well.