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Microsoft’s Acquisition of Activision Blizzard King: What’s Next for Xbox?

After a lengthy period of negotiations and legal battles, Microsoft and Xbox have successfully completed the purchase of Activision Blizzard King for a staggering $68.7 billion. This landmark deal not only marks Microsoft’s largest acquisition ever, but it is also one of the biggest in the history of the business world, encompassing various sectors.

The acquisition positions Xbox as the proud new owner of some of the gaming industry’s most significant intellectual properties. Naturally, this raises the question: what comes next? While it is challenging to predict with certainty what the future holds, we have our own ideas about what we hope to see and what should be avoided.

In the latest episode of Spot On, hosts Lucy and Tam discuss the key considerations Microsoft and Xbox should bear in mind as they navigate the coming years and integrate Activision Blizzard King into their portfolio. They also weigh in on how the company should handle its extensive catalog of intellectual properties, particularly given their popularity among gamers across all platforms, not just Xbox.

Spot On is a weekly news show that airs every Friday. Hosted by GameSpot’s managing editor, Tamoor Hussain, and senior producer, Lucy James, the show delves deep into a single topic rather than providing a mere summary of the week’s news, reflecting the ever-evolving and dynamic nature of the vast video game industry.

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