Microsoft Will Launch 4 Xbox-Exclusive Games on PS5 and Nintendo Switch

[ad_1] Four Microsoft first-party games will launch on Sony’s PlayStation 5 and the Nintendo Switch, the company confirmed late Thursday after weeks of speculation over its exclusive titles releasing on rival platforms. The announcement came on the Official Xbox Podcast from Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer, who also shed further light on the reasons behind … Read more

Microsoft to Lay Off 1,900 Employees at Call of Duty Maker Activision, Xbox

[ad_1] Microsoft will let go of 1,900 employees at Activision Blizzard and Xbox this week, it said on Thursday, the latest cuts in the technology sector that has extended massive layoffs over the past years into 2024. The cuts represent about 8 percent of the overall Microsoft Gaming division and will mostly happen at Activision … Read more

Activision Blizzard Games Won’t Be Available on Xbox Game Pass Until 2024

[ad_1] Call of Duty and other Activision Blizzard games won’t appear on Xbox Game Pass until next year. On the Official Xbox Podcast, Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer claimed that players wouldn’t be seeing a big drop of those titles immediately, due to the lengthy regulatory challenges the company faced in its buyout attempt. Since … Read more

Microsoft-Activision Blizzard $69 Billion Deal Closes as UK CMA Gives Approval

[ad_1] Xbox maker Microsoft closed its $69 billion (nearly Rs. 5,75,620 crore) deal for Activision Blizzard on Friday, swelling its heft in the video-gaming market with best-selling titles including Call of Duty to better compete with industry leader Sony. Originally unveiled in January 2022, the biggest deal in the gaming industry cleared its final big hurdle — an approval from Britain — earlier … Read more

Overwatch 2 Becomes Steam’s Worst-Rated Game of All Time

[ad_1] Overwatch 2 has made history by becoming the worst-reviewed game on Steam. Publisher Blizzard, which usually kept its PC games locked to the client, brought its team-based shooter to Steam on August 10, only to be flooded with negative reviews. At the time of writing, merely nine percent of the overall ratings (111,234) … Read more

Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard Deal Approval Now in Hands of UK’s CMA

[ad_1] Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard deal is back in the hands of Britain’s antitrust regulator after an appeals court granted an adjournment, and the grounds for why the UK should reconsider its block on the US software giant’s takeover were published. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) set out on Friday Microsoft’s arguments for the reconsideration, … Read more

Microsoft Gets Two-Month Pause on UK Appeal Over Its Activision Deal

[ad_1] Microsoft’s appeal against Britain’s block on its $69 billion (nearly Rs. 5,66,100 crore) takeover of Activision Blizzard was formally paused by a London tribunal on Monday, to give the parties more time to resolve the dispute. Microsoft, Activision, and Britain’s competition regulator, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), had all asked for a two-month … Read more

Microsoft Said to Be in Talks With Activision to Extend Takeover Contract

[ad_1] Microsoft is in talks about an extension of its acquisition contract with video game maker Activision Blizzard, which is set to expire on Tuesday, so the parties can overcome the remaining regulatory hurdles to their $69 billion (nearly Rs. 5,66,100 crore) deal, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday. The expiration of … Read more

Microsoft Asks London Court for Two-Month Pause of Appeal Over Activision Deal

[ad_1] Microsoft on Monday asked a London tribunal to pause its appeal against Britain’s block on its $69 billion (nearly Rs. 5,66,100 crore) takeover of Activision Blizzard to give the parties more time to resolve the dispute. Britain’s competition regulator, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), in April became the first major regulator to block … Read more

Microsoft to Let Call of Duty Stay on PlayStation Post Activision Blizzard Deal

[ad_1] Microsoft has signed an agreement to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation following the acquisition of Activision Blizzard, Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer said in a tweet on Sunday. A deal to keep Call of Duty on Playstation could further ease concerns surrounding the acquisition’s impact on competition. Speaking on the agreement, Microsoft President … Read more