With Microsoft’s announced acquisition of a huge company like Activision-Blizzard, the market balance of the gaming sector is set to change in the future.
The company still with boss Bobby Kotick (who should abandon the role of CEO after acquisition) owns some of the most famous franchises in the world, including that of Call of Duty, which in recent years has regained great popularity thanks to
The Battle Royale free-to-play, according to Jeff Grubb, will undoubtedly continue to be run as a multiplatform title by Microsoft. On the contrary – adds the insider and journalist of GamesBeat – the next premium chapters of the series, and therefore the successors of Call of Duty Vanguard, could become exclusive Xbox and PC Windows. As Grubb recalls, Microsoft is still crucial to make Xbox Game Pass the hub around which the entire gaming strategy of Redmond’s company revolves, and this makes it possible to predict that even a series like Call of Duty can become part of the plan
Microsoft has specified that some games Activision-Blizzard will continue to be present on PlayStation, however at this moment more specific details regarding the future management of the various IPs of the company of COD and World of Warcraft are missing.