As Microsoft’s proposed $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard nears its long-overdue completion, discussions about whether or not a deal of this scale and nature will profit the trade or simply Microsoft itself continues to rage, however it seems one other main trade participant is, on the very least, all in favor.
Talking throughout a current investor briefing (by way of GameSpot), when requested about Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot expressed his pleasure concerning the deal closing. In accordance with Guillemot, the acquisition “reveals the worth” that the gaming properties have throughout all platforms, together with cell, whereas saying that Microsoft’s give attention to increasing into the cell gaming house by means of the deal additionally aligns with what Ubisoft itself is trying to do.
“I feel it is excellent news that the transaction may undergo as a result of it actually reveals the facility of IP and the place the trade goes,” Guillemot stated. “So there might be many alternatives sooner or later for all firms. It additionally reveals the worth of IPs that may be on console and PC, but additionally cell and turn out to be extra international manufacturers. It is a implausible alternative. Microsoft is saying the cell portion of the Activision deal is necessary. So all of the investments we’re making to be stronger on cell are according to that as effectively.”
Ubisoft has various notable titles at the moment in growth for cell gadgets, together with the likes of Murderer’s Creed Codename Jade, Rainbow Six Cellular, The Division Resurgenceand extra.
Concerning Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard, the businesses just lately introduced that they’ve prolonged the deadline of their acquisition settlement till October 18th. Microsoft is at the moment negotiating the phrases of the settlement with the UK CMA, with the deadline for the ultimate determination just lately moved to August 29.