Microsoft Could Leapfrog Sony By Acquiring Activision Blizzard, Says Sony!

In a leaked document, “the blues” have admitted that with Activision Blizzard King under their wing, Microsoft could have a head start…


Sony has been the biggest opponent of Microsoft’s $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard King (it could have been more, but the company’s stock took a hit from the sexual harassment scandal and the resulting TWO lawsuits), believing that the Redmond-based company could create a monopoly. Since Microsoft is actually in a very close position in terms of operating systems, it is hard to refute this…

We’ve already covered the aftermath of the Insomniac Games ransomware attack this morning, but there’s more to write about. Among the 1.67 terabytes of files was an internal PlayStation strategy slide expressing concern that Microsoft will be able to leapfrog Sony’s current “pillars” in its acquisition of Activision Blizzard King. The company acknowledged the strategic importance of the acquisition, especially in light of the Game Pass service.

For Sony, the combination of ActiBlizz and Game Pass is a huge threat to PlayStation Plus, which the company says could lose $1.5 billion in annual revenue. Sony sees the acquisition of the publisher as a big boost for the Redmond tech giant in the PC, mobile and live services markets. Interestingly, Sony admits that the company’s pillars are somewhat outdated and lagging behind its competitors, but adds that the perfect video game subscription does not exist. The development of large AAA PayStation exclusive titles cannot be financed by subscriptions alone, and it can be concluded that Sony will not compete with Microsoft with this model, and would rather expand in the premium game sales model (with another price increase: 80-100 dollars…).

Sony expects to see the results of Microsoft’s acquisitions by 2027. Since we wrote yesterday about a rumor that the next generation Xbox could be released by then, Microsoft could be the frontrunner for the next generation.

Source: WCCFTech

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