Microsoft Open To Acquiring More Studios After Activision Blizzard Says Phil Spencer

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Microsoft is looking to acquire even more studios even as it works to finalize its $75 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard. In an interview with CNBC’s Squawk Asia, Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer said that they’re open to acquiring more video game studios to remain competitive with other big-name video game companies like Sony and Tencent, both of which have [...]

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Microsoft’s Phil Spencer Reveals Driving Forces Behind Activision Blizzard Acquisition

While the question of why Activision Blizzard decided to merge with Microsoft is easy enough to answer given the company’s current predicament, the reason behind the latter’s decision to acquire the controversial company still remains a mystery… until today. In an interview with Bloomberg’s Emily Chang, Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer revealed that the decision to acquire Activision Blizzard was [...]

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Microsoft Plans To Place Third-Party Ads In Its Free-To-Play Xbox Games

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Microsoft is looking to earn a few extra bucks in its free-to-play titles aside from what they’re already getting from microtransactions. The tech giant is reportedly looking into placing ads in some of its Xbox games to generate additional revenue. According to GamesIndustry.biz, Microsoft plans to create a private marketplace where selected brands and companies can purchase ad space for [...]

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Epic Games’ Fortnite Ukraine Charity Campaign Has Raised Over $100M

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Epic Games, in partnership with Microsoft and the Fortnite community, has raised over $100 million which will go towards humanitarian relief efforts in war-torn Ukraine. The funds were raised from all the proceeds from the PC, Xbox, and mobile versions of the popular battle royale shooter since March 20th. “Epic is committing all its Fortnite proceeds from March 20, 2022 [...]

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Activision Blizzard Shareholders To Vote On Microsoft Acquisition Next Month

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Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard might just be the lifeboat that saves the company from drowning in controversies and scandals. But, that’s assuming that the deal goes through at all. ABK’s shareholders will still need to vote on the deal before both parties can proceed with the acquisition. According to the Board of Directors, the merger has been unanimously deemed [...]

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