That’s pretty much what the whole show is about. There’s a time or two we talk about a few other things but really the focus is on Microsoft buying Activision.
Oddly enough, having talked about it for two hours there were still things we didn’t get to – mainly the good and bad of things or, well, if this is good or bad.
I think almost any other sort of acquisition I might be questioning the ramifications of it as well, but I’m not in this case. Activision needed new management. From the highest point on down, really. And outside of being bought like this, I don’t think it was ever going to happen. Maybe they shoot themselves in the foot enough with the government and that causes a change, but they probably had enough money and pull to skate by without worry. Although lately it seemed like the water was getting above their heads when it comes to this stuff. Given that, I’d have probably been okay with any company buying them, and I’m totally okay that it was Microsoft.
It remains to be seen how good or bad this will end up being, but hopefully it’ll break the awful cycle in that company and I feel like that’s probably good, regardless.
It would be great if someone would buy Ubisoft, cause it’s been 3,077 days since the last Splinter Cell release (non-animated series or guest spot in another game franchise, remake, or VR exclusive).