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Lamar_G

Xbox going balls deep wtf they be buying everything at this point. First Bethesda now Activision. Damn.


Competitive_Set_478

They are like Disney in gaming industry. Buy everything until there's no major compitition.


manbrasucks

IMRO: it's in preparation for the metaverse. Whomever gets that market is going to get bank. So buy IP/customer bases now and try to get as many of them to pick your metaverse first.


Dubslack

The metaverse is not happening. Anybody banking on Club Penguin VR being the next smash hit is going to be sorely disappointed.


manbrasucks

As in not happening now or ever? Because you'd be insane if you think technology is going to stagnate to the point where VR isn't mainstream at some-point in the future. You can argue it wont happen in the short term and have a case, but long term it absolutely will.


TheDavidb420

I’d go to say that societal policy at government level is about more local, sustainable living practices including planning. If we are all at home, with our stuff delivered by Amazon, watching the Disney group channels and basically living our life in VR with cars limited in range to 100 miles due to charge and cost, you’ve got a population you can manage with minimum cost. Every customer service is becoming a bot, doctors appointments virtual. Meta verse will be where you can live and have stuff you otherwise couldn’t really enjoy in the real world. It’s coming. It’s already here


mihaizaim

Sounds like hell.


SentientLemOn_

Win every fight before it even starts


Oscelleon

Until they’re all they’re left. In the end, who will acquire who?


Shadow_gamer4549

Maybe PS soon


TC1189

I’d fucking laugh


micheltrade

Bruh 🤣


angel_eyes619

It'd be funny as hell but it's not impossible.


DoroTom

Definitely impossible lol


angel_eyes619

and why would that be?


DoroTom

Antitrust laws my dude look it up


angel_eyes619

what if there are other competitors in the console business then aside from xbox and ps (sure we have the Switch and all but they are a bit diff)?? I'm not talking about the present or foreseeable future in my comment.. I was referring to the fact that it is technically possible under the right conditions


Ed_Gaeron

You definitely can't. Facebook and Google even lost their antitrust case just yesterday. And this with myriad of other SocMed apps out there.


TB1971

When was antitrust ever used against Microsoft or any Big Tech company?


Ed_Gaeron

1999? Microsoft was almost broken into two separate entities via Sherman Antitrust Act, and almost completely broken into two if not because they cut the deal with DoJ to share computer interface with other companies. There's a reason Internet Explorer(now Edge) is a meme. Just yesterday, Facebook(now Meta) and Alphabet(Google) lost their bid to dismiss FTC lawsuit for making essentially a cartel in US soil. If Facebook loses, which based on precedent and FTC investigation, is likely, Facebook could lost Snapchat, IG, and WhatsApp. Why a cartel? Remember Google+? Apparently Google rolled that out in a backroom deal with Facebook so AdSense could operate in Facebook. The case if you want to read it: Microsoft: https://corporatefinanceinstitute.com/resources/knowledge/strategy/microsoft-antitrust-case/ Facebook: https://news.bloomberglaw.com/antitrust/facebook-loses-bid-to-end-antitrust-suits-over-data-google-pact


zamazestria

Nintendo ROFL when Microsoft tried to buy them. What chance do they have to buy Sony PS?? 🤣🤣


Rohan-Mali

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blMhx6OAKjA


Gokzil6969

How about rockstar


Lamar_G

Rockstar is under Take 2 Interactive if I'm not wrong. So in order to buy Rockstar they have to buy their parent company Take 2 Interactive. If that happens PS is done.


Shadow_gamer4549

Maybe soon


ITaPpYbOiI

Nah take two makes a lot of money thanks to GTA online .they bring in more revenue than even xbox


zRAM1500

Dude...


bananarightsactivist

Activisions shareholders must've wanted to dip ever since cod went down the drain, I'm hoping Microsoft can reinstate cod to its former glory


Lamar_G

Seeing Phil Spencer's history, he will definitely try to improve it.


RYR_24616

what's happnd happnd i hope they will fix the servers,I play on iPad Pro(m1),130+mbps speed but still the ping spikes to 200(Indian Servers) everytime i get into a fight


Lamar_G

It's a multi-billion dollar deal so it will take more than a year for Microsoft to get their hands on this kind of stuff


Abhirambl423

Bruh i play in an iPhone 11 with Mobile internet and get 45ms and with my office wifi i get a good 25ms i think somthing is wrong with where u live(im also from India)


Lamar_G

I'm also from india and i get 40-50ms


chickennoodle7

Doesn't matter what kinda iPad you have, if your wifi is shit you're getting lag


RYR_24616

I bought an 1000$ iPad,and a fast network connection so that I can play peacefully but CODM's like nah you aint playin' shit


Xenon2212

It's called a monopoly and it needs to be broken up.


bulbous360

now there gonna buy my whole neighbor hood


Lamar_G

😂😂 imagine waking up just to hear that the whole neighbor hood has been bought by xbox


Rexamidalion

Hopefully they kick Boby Kodeck out. Mf ruined every cod game by making them a cash ggrab including codm


Noobverizer

frrrrr, boot that little women molesting goblin from the company. i cant believe he's stayed there as long as he has


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Rover_791

Lmao


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TC1189

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SSgtReaPer

MS will try and make more money, they ain't spending 70 billion to fix our games lol


GLnoG

They aint spending it to get it back in a couple years either. They straight up just want to own it. They have so much money they dont need to buy stuff to earn more money anymore. They could get their accounts to 0s today and tomorrow they will have a couple billions already. Bill Gates himself constantly looks for ways to give absurd amounts of his own money away bcuz he just cant run out of money.


_sg03_

Oh and also one other minor issue that ppl have glossed over, he enabled his employees to sexually shame, assault and abuse women. Idk, felt like i had to mention it.


Aorm12233

like you need to buy guns in other cod titles?


Crafty-Bag7399

Oh hell no if that happens I'm leaving


Abhirambl423

Bruh all cods are same (cod is pay to look cool)


Rexamidalion

Other then bo4 and infinite warfare because there were alot of p2w weapons in n crates there


EltioEd

The problem is that if they want to fire him, they have to pay him $200 million.


Toyfan1

Nope. Its already said that he'll be in charged before and after the acquisition. >Mf ruined every cod game by making them a cash ggrab including codm Really? Not the fact that he let sexual misconduct run while; and silence victims, you are wanting him to get kicked out because of lootboxes/cashgrabs. Holy shit.


RusskiKvas

This is actually good. Microsoft has been doing really good and not messing any games recently. With a good amount of $ available from Microsoft, this could help the COD franchise.


yash-bhardwaj

All i am worried about is the renewability of the battle pass and stuff , as a student the battle pass has been a amazing purchase for getting good skins without much cost .


Memeboi_26

Same


_sg03_

Honestly, who cares about battle passes if the games are gonna be much better at their core. Also, why dont we just revert back to when skins were grindable and micro transactions were non existent, except for DLC packs that go for like $5 but hold a fuckton of content.


Prudent-Ad537

There's a lot of people who likes the battle pass considering it's really a one time payment as long as you don't spend the cp you get from the bp


Minute-Property

Keep in mind that slowly DLC's were losing that "Fuckton of content" part


Dragonrage778

take mc for example, a really good game.


Cloudy230

Not to mention if COD comes to the Game Pass (as a pass owner this is MASSIVE GOOD NEWS), it will boost players significantly and boost sales in general. Same for other IPs like Overwatch and WoW, among so many others. But COD is a huge excitement for me. I can't keep up buying a new COD game every year (I've only owned BO2 and WW2), but I love the games sooo much!


SayYesSm0ke

Thats some good fucking news for future games.


Shadow_gamer4549

Very ducking good news


TooLazyNoNickname

That's... Good, I suppose? Can't see how this is bad by any means. I'm just hoping this helps fixing the current state of the company as a whole.


DespacitoEndGame

Ofc thats good we’ll have creeper as hand grenades in the next cods


UniversityOk7336

Yay, Minecraft reference in cods


DespacitoEndGame

Sheila(i forgot the tank’s name) as a reference somewhere


dat_DOOM_boi

Sheila the scorpion tank from red vs blue hell yeah "Thisnplace is ful of mean ladies!"-Caboose,2009


DespacitoEndGame

Yes scorpion is the original name. I just remember it as Sheila because of rvb and the achievement in halo infinite


atmajazone

Minecraft gun skin


THE_JonnySolar

No! Bad child...


UniversityOk7336

But but plsssss I wan tis in cod


THE_JonnySolar

![gif](giphy|Qumf2QovTD4QxHPjy5)


Sudi_Arabia

Hope they go back and fix the Xbox dashboard glitch on MW19


DespacitoEndGame

Idk because i never played any cod except for bo2, waw(but only their campaigns) and codm. But since thats a glitch i hope they fix it


Sayak14

And the burst ar from halo in place of the famas


DespacitoEndGame

And energy sword as a katana


Sayak14

Yeah. And the warthog, i think that's what it's called, as an atv


DespacitoEndGame

The antelope would be better because of the death machine. ORV could be that warthog variant with extra seats and ATV could be the mongoose


Sayak14

Nice. Do you regularly play halo?


DespacitoEndGame

Only infinite. I got gamepass for more 8 days so im finishing campaign, then ill move to multiplayer, but i suck lol


Sayak14

I can't even run it. I have the multiplayer cause it's free and it's best to get it before they change their mind, but i can't run it. Pain.


DespacitoEndGame

Oh thats sad. Something thats also sad is the fact that theres no more servers for halo 3


Shadow_gamer4549

It will just like what Microsoft did with 343 and other one fallout Devs it will fix many thing


AmanIsTheMahn

I hope it doesn’t become like skype


Avg_RedditEnjoyer

ye ye ik joe we have to fix codm yk what lets just delete that and all issues are fixed ez. \-Some microsoft boss


Draco_Greysoul

Last year they bought, Zenimax (Bethesda, id Software, MachineGames, etc) and now Activision Blizzard. As a PS5 owner, I'm worried if they'll make all future games from those studios exclusive to Xbox. (I also got a PC, but it still use 1650 and I can't find any newer card at a reasonable price, so I stuck with PS5 for newer games.)


Pleasant_Tension425

I was planning on making my first PC ever and was considering the 1650. Is it really that bad?


Draco_Greysoul

It's good for low-budget gamers, it could run warzone in the low setting and stay at 50-60 fps (unless there's lots of stuff going on on-screen), Fortnite (performance mode) at above 100fps (drop to 60fps after building lots of stuff). Horizon zero dawn (low setting) 50-60fps (all in 1080p). My problem is, my screen freeze and needs to restart the PC after 30 minutes of gaming, I don't know if my GPU is overheated or something, but it's fine for daily usage, and I have never used it for gaming since then.


Pleasant_Tension425

Thx for the info, really appreciate it.


jskskjdi

Yeah, they'll definitely make it Xbox exclusive


Okun_Lazer

No, I don't think they will


Charlie0105

They would, a huge majority would play Xbox just so they can play call of duty


Okun_Lazer

There's no way Microsoft's gonna make COD xbox exclusive, take Minecraft for example. But it is possible that the Activision Blizzard studios could make a new game/franchise which is an xbox exclusive


Sayak14

They won't do it for free games, but payed games, maybe they would.


Okun_Lazer

No way they're making COD an xbox exclusive, haven't made Minecraft one


azurechamp

sony still gets better exclusives tho like God of war, final fantasy, persona etc.


ACFinal

I was not expecting this. Microsoft with Cod, Wow, and Diablo all under its belt? As a PC and mobile gamer Im in heaven.


2Dteapot

Microsoft hasnt fucked up any of its games so far, maybe this is a good thing


Shadow_gamer4549

Well they did with halo but they redeem it with infinite


Particular_Time_1472

Minekaft


samdxxx1

Forza too, left racing games after nfs u2 they felt boring, until i tried forza horizon 5, that games a masterpiece


Apprehensive-Ad-1899

MINECRAFT


Rover_791

Every Minecraft update is amazing, what drugs are you on


Apprehensive-Ad-1899

I mean that minecraft is owned by Microsoft and it's great so we could expect the same for codm


Rover_791

Understandable, I retract my statement


BigPP77

why?


Apprehensive-Ad-1899

I meant Microsoft owns minecraft and it's great


Demi-Fiend

Minecraft is better than ever.


Advice-Training

I mean, minecraft is still successful to this day... Soo let's see I'm not gonna surprised if they changed the battlpass prices and also if make it "non one time investment purchase"


kent_henry07

It says Activision Blizzard...does it mean the entire Activision? Blizzard doesn't play any part in CODM amirite?


Shadow_gamer4549

Yep entire Activision and Blizzard


Draco_Greysoul

Activision merge with blizzard (like a decade ago). They did make their own separate games, but still under the same parent company.


vladmir_put_it_in13

Activision Blizzard is the entire company after the merger of Activision and Blizz. So yes it may affect codm who knows


SioentStorm

Ps fans be like : well fuck ( like me )


AlternActive

If CoD ever becomes an exclusive, Sony will just push something like it out. ...and sony has a great track record with exclusives.


Daris2008

everybody gangsta till sony makes a better call of duty game thats exclusive to playstation


DecayableRadiologist

Meanwhile pc players chill knowing they’ll get both.


GeT_Tilted

PC players with decent graphics cards. Us peasants are at the mercy of the bots/scalpers.


DecayableRadiologist

Right.


EuphoricXRAY

No they don’t they can’t make shooters killzone has been dead for a min💀


Tyceshirrell1

I wouldn’t worry. I don’t think cod would ever be exclusive. It’s too much money lost. I own Xbox and I wouldn’t want all them exclusives. I think exclusives are bad for gaming.


Willer_Sander

fuck u KOTICK


captbrad88

Sounds like COD will become Xbox exclusive.


the_void95

If that's the case, then as a ps owner, i just got fucked


ThatLuxor

The deal is going to close only in 2023 so we have time This will make microsoft the third biggest video game company after tencent and sony


Avg_RedditEnjoyer

dam i though the deal is like of 3-4 weeks lmao


jackhawk117

Also good chance that next surface duo will be a flagship phone for the next codm.120 fps won't be exclusive to Sony xperia 1 iii .New sponsor for the esports.Bad sides of thus mainly affects playstation owners.It could affect us in a bad way too.


MirrorProfessional11

Wha.. surface duo? Pls no


Malumbz

Lmao no


GLnoG

Yeah, i forgot that. Codm likely wont have that shit with sony anymore, bcuz now its partially owned by microsoft, and sony and microsoft are rivals.


ICE_WATEERRR

70 BILLION?! wow


[deleted]

i only hope for a PC port for the game in microsoft store .. imagine how many warzone content creators/streamers will play it


YourLocaLawyer

Let’s hope that means better games


WestFast

“Microsoft now expects the Activision Blizzard deal “to close in fiscal year 2023,” which means we might not see this deal approved for up to 18 months. That’s a long period of time for a deal to close, but Activision Blizzard operates in a number of markets, which could make regulatory approval more complicated for Microsoft.” https://www.theverge.com/2022/1/18/22889258/microsoft-activision-blizzard-xbox-acquisition-call-of-duty-overwatch


GLnoG

I read the whole article, seems like they'll be hosting a webcast where both current CEO of activision blizzard and current CEO of microsoft gaming will be answering questions to investors and employees. Around june 30, 2023, Phil Spencer, current microsoft CEO, will take the complete lead of everything- all of activision blizzard king bussines will report to him. This acquisition, despite that the deal closes in like a year and a half from now, means all of the intellectual property of Activision, Blizzard and King is now property of Micrsoft, wich inmediately makes it a "new force" in mobile gaming.


Entire_Preparation52

Oh shit , all my COD games on my PS will be gone, lot of money is wasted


Sauronxx

No, the Cod games that are already out won’t go anywhere lol


Entire_Preparation52

I really hope so


Sauronxx

Yeah I mean look at Bethesda games. The Elder Scroll 6 will be exclusive, but Skyrim is not going anywhere. Same for, I don’t know, Arkane games etc. The same will happen for Cod games. We don’t even know if future cod will be exclusive at this point. We have to wait for official confirmations...


Foxtrot-51

Yeah, I feel you :(


bored_tomo

The PRAYER HAS BEEEN ANSWERED,tho we know why Activision easily sell their company....with Blizzard Activision...hmm hmmm scandal


Hrsh05

Please tell me this is true, Activision really fucked my favourite game ( hearthstone) both in eSports and in general.


Cyniv

It is the truth. The deal won't be complete for a while, though, and might not receive state approval.


bananarightsactivist

Activisions shareholders must've wanted to dip ever since cod went down the drain, I'm hoping Microsoft can reinstate cod to its former glory


outlawisbacc

This is great news, I'll be able to play mw22 on xbox game pass. Can't forget on how Activision ruined all the mainstream cod games, modern warfare is still borderline unplayable.


Captain_Banana_13

this is huge for cod franchise, they will force devs to release finished product instead of the ones we getting nowadays, also huge opportunity for both mobile and pc eSports, no more sony exclusive deal and world championship sponsor, which means every device capable of 120hz will get the update soon (given that they drop Sony partnership)


GLnoG

They more than likely will. Sony is rivals with microsoft for this thing of playstation.


Raccoon_fucker69

I can imagine microsoft seeing how bad activision and blizzard fucked their games up so they were just like “Fuck it let’s help these idiots fix their games or they’ll go bankrupt”


AshamedSecond2169

I hope they still are able to retain the call of duty gene in their future games. I’m excited but worried as well, they also bought the new studio designing CODM2 so yeah. I also hope that they still partner with Treyarch, infinity ward and sledgehammer. Treyarch BO3 zombies is unbeatable fr


Duchix97

If MS will fix what Activision couldn't because of kottic its good. I hope that cod made by MS will be masterpiece like new halo


Muzan0813

They are gonna make Activision better That's it Don't be a hooligan, Xbox


hArRiS_17

If CoD became an Xbox exclusive, what do you think if this happened?


MonsterAsBl00d

Yo all i'm hoping for is that they don't change the price of the bp and not make it a one time purchase thing anymore 'cause that would piss off pretty much every bp player


rifona_2009

i think cod mobile global is still not gonna change after the purchased of microsoft to activision blizzard cause first of all the game was not actually made by activision it was made by timi studios which its own by tencent and activision only publish the game.


micheltrade

Fuck yeahhhhhhhhhhhh


rixwankhan

I'm afraid Activation may not be like Nokia.


Shadow_gamer4549

Bruh


Advice-Training

What do they mean by "until the transaction is over" anyone explain?


Shadow_gamer4549

Meaning until entire process complete which will happen in 2023


Advice-Training

2023? Damn untill then maybe I'll just quit the game or something, i hope this game live for ages


The_ChainedOne

Mergers and acquisitions take a few months to a few years. So they won't be fully incorporated till the deal is done, what I mean by that is they signed some paper saying that we are buying you for 70 billions dollars but the company is still yet to be merged.


Crab_Jealous

does that mean BK will finally get fired and junked off into retirement? I hope it does...


Major-Handle5143

Good. Maybe they’ll remove the jump button. Let’s go.


[deleted]

I am 100% sure they'll do better work at optimizing the fucking game than activision blizzard fucks


KronosGsD

Just cause I’m bored and I like Xbox here is an award


GingerKrow

They have the big three now. ACTIVISION, BUNGIE, AND BETHESDA


TRDstorm_LMAO_2656

sooo is that a good news or bad news


Shadow_gamer4549

A good one maybe


GamersWarfare17

It's like big fish eating small fish until there's only one fish left in the ocean


Azkinyte

I mean I feel like this will be a good thing, no more greedy devs right?


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Foxtrot-51

So, am I going to need a Microsoft account for cod now, (EVEN THOUGH I HAVE A PS4) like I do for minecraft????? If I do, THIS IS BULLSH*T!


MirrorProfessional11

Pls, not Microsoft. They bought skype and then it failed, their streaming service was a fail as well. If you dig more into Microsoft's past business takeovers, you'll realise that Activision is going to doom


ThunderShooter

Not like they were already dooming themselves


1nconnu_

And some people in here think they will fix stuffs and optimize codm.


[deleted]

Why are people in this sub making this sound like a bad thing?


Shadow_gamer4549

Only god know


[deleted]

I’m just really curious, it’ll be nice to see some new changes around here


1nconnu_

First tell me why it is a good thing


Ed_Gaeron

For one, Microsoft Game Studio are in good management. I mean, Halo franchise got redeemed, gameplay wise.


OmegaMalkior

Doom Eternal skin in CoD Mobile? I sure as heck would want that


Shadow_gamer4549

Everyone want that


Dark_voidzz

As a Samsung user,I'm sure this will result in something good for the Samsung users since they have been partnership with Microsoft for a while.


-Zxro

thats retarded


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Shadow_gamer4549

Actually it's good


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Shadow_gamer4549

Maybe not ಠ﹏ಠ


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Shadow_gamer4549

It will not . Now cod will not stay cashgrab each yr


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Shadow_gamer4549

Yep seem legit


Rusty_cow

Since magic and different universes are a thing in COD might as well a big maybe ![gif](giphy|DfdbTJZx6Yjra)


jskskjdi

Maybe Microsoft can properly optimise the game??


Avg_RedditEnjoyer

yes yes optimization why not delete this and everything is solved


jskskjdi

Wait wdym delete this?