Games are going cross-platform. Other games like Sea of Thieves can be played on the Xbox console, Steam, and through Xbox gamepass through the Xbox app for pc. The purpose of Antitrust suits here in the US and elsewhere is to prevent monopolies! When a company is so large that a merger with it would hurt small businesses in that type of business. The merger of Sprint and T-mobile was looked at for the same reason and was permitted to take place. I have no doubt due to this deal and any other future bargains that the Activision Blizzard purchase by Microsoft will still go through! One company even as large as Sony is will not prevent the acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft! Activision Blizzard will still exist as a separate companies as they are now but will become a subsidiary of Microsoft just as Blizzard became when Activision bought Blizzard years ago.
The thing is, GeForceNow's future already looks very bleak, just look at what happened to Google's Stadia. Even Nintendo Switch is not exactly current gen and in next ten years it's gonna look only worse.Not to mention, just ten years is not a long enough period of time to begin with but also nothing will stop them to remove the support in near future citing it's old tech or some other BS and as I mentioned, streaming games to play still need lots and lots of improvements, including the very first and basic hurdle that is latency.This announcement is pretty much some empty words to get the deal done, nothing more.
can we get some nintendo games on xbox now pls?
God dammit, and I just bought a PS5.
I like how Sony is trying their best to block this because "think about gamers"...meanwhile they have sooo many more exclusives games with gated exclusives as well.
Cool gesture, still trying to monopolize an industry so this guy can take a hike.
Just let the acquisition happen already ffs
Make Super Blizzard Bros with a roster similar to Heroes of the Storm.Or a Microsoft version of Smash Bros.Would be hype to watch Arthas fight Master Chief ngl.
Microsoft is just trying to show "hey we are not the bad guys here, we are wanting to give them a deal for 10 years and they are like NO". Every other competitor is fine with that and even if Sony has 3 TIMES MORE users than Xbox it is somehow anti competitive. I mean, it itself is surreal and the whole hearing with how Microsoft tackles it seems to be bizarre by now, because the issue is not MS here, the issue is Sony which just simply want to kill off their biggest competitor no matter how. I mean, if one producer has 96% market in Asia and 75% in Europe, how the one with 4% is actually the big bad guy here?Nintendo agreeing to deal is also a good way for them as they want to turn down Sony a little bit, so they are killing 2 birds with 1 stone. Getting new games and belittling their same country competitor.Honestly I would be more than surprised if the deal would be blocked now.
These big corpos can all rot in hell.
love to live in a world where everything is owned by like 4 dudes
Microsoft made Bethesda games XB exclusive in terms of consoles, so of course they would make acti/blizzard games exclusive too.