Microsoft recently announced a $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard, which is the largest acquisition in the history of the game industry and will help Microsoft become the third largest game company after Tencent and Sony.
For this acquisition, the recognized biggest victim is Sony, because after Microsoft wins Activision Blizzard, it will get a large number of heavyweight game IP, including "Warcraft", "Diablo", "Overwatch", "Call of Duty" and "Candy Crush Legends", once Microsoft abandons Sony's PS platform, it will have a great impact on Sony.
Sony also responded to the matter a few days ago, the spokesperson believes that after Microsoft completed the acquisition of Activision Blizzard, the latter's games can still appear on the PlayStation platform.Sony stressed that "we expect Microsoft to comply with the contractual agreement and continue to ensure the multi-platform nature of Activision games." ”
Prior to this, Spencer, the head of Microsoft's gaming business, had a similar statement, stressing that everyone should not worry about exclusivity, "I just want to say to players who play Activision Blizzard games on the Sony PS platform that we have no intention of keeping the community away from the platform, and we are still committed to this." ”