Activision Blizzard is about to be another game producer owned by Microsoft, which has shelled out nearly $70 billion to own games like Call of Duty and World of Warcraft.
But what does this acquisition really mean for these games: Xbox exclusivity? Launching on Game Pass?
This week’s podcast goes into all the details of the biggest game studio purchase in history, and the consequences for the industry and gamers.
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00:00 – Intro
01:20 – Activision Blizzard purchase details
13:10 – Is the purchase of Activision Blizzard good for the game industry?
17:20 – Delivering in crise from Activision Blizzard
26:00 – Bobby Kotick remains CEO
31:31 – Employees react
35:37 – How CoD and other Activision games look
44:30 – Why did Microsoft buy Activision Blizzard?
55:37 – What players think of it all
57:20 – Closing
Presentation: Bruno Izidro, Letícia Wexell and Kika Martini
Edition: Victor Hugo Borges
Purchase Behind the scenes: https://www.wsj.com/articles/activision-blizzard-microsoft-deal-11642557922
Entrevista de Phil Spencer Washingtom Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/video-games/2022/01/20/xbox-activision-blizzard-phil-spencer/
Entrevista Phil Spencer The New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/19/technology/microsoft-activision-games.html
Activision Blizzard Staff Reaction: https://kotaku.com/bobby-kotick-activision-blizzard-harassment-strike-layo-1848394837
Entrevista Bobby Kotick: https://venturebeat.com/2022/01/18/bobby-kotick-interview-why-activision-blizzard-did-the-deal-with-microsoft/
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