Microsoft's Deep-pocketed Behavior If It can Successfully Purchase Blizzard, Bringing More Than 100 Million XGPU Subscribers?
Recently, the world has been very concerned about the success of Microsoft's acquisition of Blizzard. Some analysts believe that this $69 billion acquisition is very worthwhile for Microsoft. The addition of Blizzard could bring Xbox's XGPU service to 100 million subscribers if regulators approve Microsoft's acquisition. According to Microsoft's report in early January this year, its XGPU service has more than 25 million users, and the addition of Activision Blizzard can bring more than 3 times the number of users.
Microsoft's acquisition is very much in line with Microsoft's current development strategy: to strengthen and expand the content of Xbox. To this end, Microsoft began an acquisition spree, buying six independent studios, the largest of which was Obsidian. Then they bought the big studio Bethesda, and now they're going to buy Blizzard. When the deal closes, Microsoft will become the fourth-largest game publisher in the United States. So Xbox will become very large, and it will be able to really support the skyrocketing subscriptions of Xbox Game Pass .
Microsoft’s Xbox Series X|S was officially launched on November 10, 2020, not only bringing new super 3A masterpieces such as “Halo: Wireless” and “Forza Motorsport: Horizon 5”, but also launched the XGPU service that affects the game landscape . (The full name of XGPU is Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, U stands for the ultimate version, which is a collection of all current Microsoft subscription members. These include Microsoft's own XGP, Xbox Live Gold and EA's EA Play members.)
Therefore, XGPU =XGP of the host + EA member of the host + Gold member of the host + PGP and EA member of the computer + XGP of the APP, you can play the game library prepared by Microsoft and EA for players on a subscription basis. During the payment period, all the games in the library Games are free to play. In addition, Microsoft's Xbox supports no number transfer area, which makes gamers instantly crazy, resulting in Microsoft's Xbox Series X is still out of stock until now, and you can only increase the price if you want to buy it.
Microsoft's acquisition frenzy has affected its competition with Sony. Sony is worried that if Microsoft completes its acquisition of Activision Blizzard, they will pull the game off the Sony Playstation platform. However, Microsoft has reiterated on blogs and official blogs that they will not do so.
Once the acquisition is successful, it means that players can play any game under Blizzard on the XGPU.
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