Microsoft boasted of the growth in the number of subscribers of Game Pass - Activision Blizzard games will officially appear in catalog
The Xbox Game Pass subscription service has attracted more than 25 million users as of today. Over the past year, the growth amounted to 7 million subscribers.
The news about this became part of a statement by the CEO of Microsoft gaming division Phil Spencer regarding the purchase of Activision Blizzard publishing house.
After the deal is completed, Microsoft is going to make as many Activision Blizzard games as possible available in the Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass libraries, including new and old releases, which should significantly increase the attractiveness of subscriptions.
Against the background of these events, the value of Sony Corporation's securities fell by more than 7% after the news of the purchase of the publishing giant Activision, VGC reports, citing data from the New York Stock Exchange. The Japanese manufacturer of PlayStation consoles lost almost $10 billion in market capitalization over the evening.
Last year, Microsoft bought parent company Bethesda Softworks for $7.5 billion and subsequently added all of its key games to Game Pass, including The Elder Scrolls, Fallout and Doom series.
Bethesda was the largest gaming acquisition in Microsoft's history, but the planned purchase should overshadow last year's deal.
Only one question remains? - these purchases do not fall under the supervision of antimonopoly services, and if they do, what awaits the giant Microsoft company?
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