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Microsoft acquisition of Blizzard & Activision
Jan 18 2022, 2:03 pm
By: Oh_Man  

Jan 18 2022, 2:03 pm Oh_Man Post #1

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Microsoft's Official Statement:
https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2022/01/18/welcoming-activision-blizzard-to-microsoft-gaming/?ocid=Evergreen_soc_omc_xbo_tw_Photo_lrn_1.18.1

Wall Street Journal:
https://www.wsj.com/articles/microsoft-nears-deal-to-buy-activision-blizzard-for-more-than-50-billion-11642512435

Can't find any statement from Blizzard yet.

Probably the biggest news in awhile (that could affect our community for better or for worse).

Thoughts?




Jan 18 2022, 6:13 pm UndeadStar Post #2



Let's ask someone to make a map that simulate a BSOD to welcome Microsoft :D
Not sure if Remastered EUD can do it, but those on older versions should definitely work.
I repeat: "simulate", must be a fake one (I don't doubt if some took the challenge to cause a real BSOD, they would meet success, nothing to prove here)




Jan 18 2022, 11:11 pm Tyrion Post #3



Man, I don't know what'll happen after this!

I'm surprised this isn't in Serious Discussion, since this may affect This community.



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Jan 18 2022, 11:23 pm Zincoshine Post #4



This is mildly good news as it means blizzard can finally escape Activision's death grip.

This does however mean that overwatch 2 might become Xbox exclusive.

This doesn't need to be in serious discussion because actually it doesn't affect us at all.



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Jan 20 2022, 6:49 pm TheHappy115 Post #5



Quote from Zincoshine
This doesn't need to be in serious discussion because actually it doesn't affect us at all.

I imagine it will affect the other games a decent amount. I am curious though if Microsoft will even bother trying to convert Starcraft Remastered to their Cloud Gaming Plan. It would be funny to see Starcraft Remastered on mobile. And I wonder how modding in that case would work. Then we would have PC,N64, and Mobile versions. (double Xbox would be a thing though for it. I hope Overwatch 2 isn't Xbox exclusive).

Also I don't know how their terms of service work with modding and what not but I assume it shouldn't change (especially for older games like Starcraft 1) I'm pretty happy optimistic about this considering how crappy Activision is (every Blizzard game has been dying and most games have these insane microtransactions. I'm looking forward to new possible content for various games that isn't just skins costing $50)



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Jan 20 2022, 7:45 pm Zergy Post #6



Guys, what happens? Why I have this video playing each time I start Brood-War since it last update?



French map maker, not really active these days.

Jan 21 2022, 1:01 am Wing Zero Post #7

Magic box god; Suck it Corbo

All I'll say is that I doubt Microsoft could do any worse to the IP's than what's already been done. Who knows maybe even HotS will get support again.




Jan 21 2022, 3:51 am NudeRaider Post #8

We can't explain the universe, just describe it; and we don't know whether our theories are true, we just know they're not wrong. >Harald Lesch

They paid 70 billion. You can bet that they won't let the IPs rot. Also MS hasn't been the worst publisher in the past regarding supporting their games.




Jan 21 2022, 10:19 am GGmano Post #9

Mr.Pete-Tong

Quote from Wing Zero
All I'll say is that I doubt Microsoft could do any worse to the IP's than what's already been done. Who knows maybe even HotS will get support again.

What is hotS?



A Legendary Map Maker and Player
My maps are tweaked into perfection and maximum strategy added

Jan 21 2022, 11:46 am NudeRaider Post #10

We can't explain the universe, just describe it; and we don't know whether our theories are true, we just know they're not wrong. >Harald Lesch

heroes of the storm. Blizzard's moba.




Jan 26 2022, 1:03 pm Oh_Man Post #11

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One thing that should be good is China should no longer have any significant influence on Blizzard. It should be back in American hands fully.

Remember the Hearthstone Hong Kong tournament controversy and subtle patches censoring certain elements of the game to be more palatable to China? Should be in the past now.




Jan 26 2022, 3:49 pm Zincoshine Post #12



Microsoft is one of the only remaining multinational countries with services operating in China so no, you won't see any change in this regard.



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