The unexpected marriage between Microsoft and Activision is destined to upset the future balance of the videogame industry. For the well-known journalist Jason Schreier, this historic acquisition will have important repercussions on the work that will be carried out by Blizzard Entertainment as part of Xbox Game Studios.
The famous Bloomberg signing believes that, under the direction of Phil Spencer and the Xbox division of the Redmond house, the development teams inside Blizzard will be able to leave behind the problems that have affected the relations with the upper echelons of Activision in the course of these years.
In discussing the topic on social media, Scherier points out how “While monopolies are undoubtedly bad news for the video game industry, this marriage could have some positive effects on Blizzard, both culturally and strategically. Under Activision, every game it was supposed to be a billion dollar franchise, while under Xbox I think this approach is destined to change “.
The videogame journalist takes the opportunity to launch an invective against the current leadership of Activision: “Bobby Kotick’s ultimate goal, in addition to that of get away with everything he’s done, was to turn Blizzard into another Activision studio forced to produce hits annually. Under the direction of the Xbox team, Blizzard may indeed be able to regain some of its self-esteem and resurrect, leaving behind some big problems. “.
And you, what do you think about it? Before leaving you to the comments, we remind you that Blizzard Entertainment is currently engaged in the development of blockbusters of the caliber of Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2.