The news of the merger started a frenzy of discussion among the gamer community. The gamers discussed how it could affect their future gaming experience. Gamers often voice their concern about how purchases may harm the quality of online games.
For instance, some players went into a frenzied state when Microsoft purchased the creator of Minecraft in 2014. However, the response has been more positive this time, owing to Activision’s recent struggles with its core consumers. In interviews, gamers described Microsoft as a possible lifeline for Activision Blizzard. In addition, they defined it as a welcome opportunity to introduce new people to gaming.
Parris Lilly, a video game streamer and co-host of Gamertag Radio, has stated her views about Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision. According to her, it would not only benefit Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft’s video game subscription service, but will also allow Activision’s creators to get off the treadmill. Mr Lilly said that Microsoft’s purchase might let creators “take a well-needed break” from updating games. It helps them enhance them over time rather than doing so often.
Similarly, several gamers believe the acquisition can alter competitive video gaming leagues devoted to Activision games like Overwatch and Call of Duty: Warzone, known as e-sports.
In the view of many players, such leagues have sunk under Activision’s management. Microsoft had success in the Halo game, which the gamers played competitively. Many gamers also stated they didn’t care if Microsoft framed the transaction as a method to improve its metaverse foundation. They said that the metaverse appeared to be a far-off concept, but the transaction could immediately boost Activision’s games and workplace. Activision has had a bumpy track record with many of its games. It postponed the new Diablo and Overwatch versions in November.
In the same month, the recently published Call of Duty: The Gaming Community criticized Vanguard for being monotonous and glitchy. The acquisition might provide a chance to address Activision’s workplace difficulties under Mr. Kotick’s leadership. In an interview, Mr. Kotick declined to reveal if he would stay on as CEO after the acquisition was finalized. According to reliable sources, he will either stand down or take on an advising position.