Microsoft buying Activision Blizzard – What this means / rambling of Rogue – Watch out for Overwatch

Me rambling about this purchase – catch me on next live to talk about this!

In my ramblings I mention a couple key things to take a look at. Last generation, Sony stole the show by having some great exclusives to offer its users. Sony also had the PS4 Slim. Which was a downgraded, more-affordable version of its console. This allowed many to get their hands on what was the next gen console of the time.

So those are my first 2 points here. Xbox (Microsoft) now has a cheaper version of its performance powerhouse, the Xbox Series X, in the Series S. Which was released right out the gate. It could not quite get some of the heavy hitting exclusives like Sony’s console has though.

So let’s look at some popular exclusives for each,
PS4 had titles like:

God of War
Horizon: Zero Dawn
Marvel’s Spiderman
The Last of Us / TLOU2
Ghosts of Tsushima
Ratchet & Clank
Yakuza 6
The Uncharted Collection
Detroit: Become Human

And there are plenty more that we could talk about. These are just some of the biggest titles. They are all great games and some of them are masterpieces.

Now, onto the XboxOne Exclusives:

All Halo Games
State of Decay 2
Grounded
Sea of Thieves
Forza Games
Gears 5

Don’t get me wrong, these are good games. I am a big fan of State of Decay 2, and I quite enjoyed the rest of those listed. NONE of these games are even close to a masterpiece. **(see below)

Exclusives are now possible for Microsoft with their acquisition of huge game studios like Zenimax / Bethesda, and now Activision Blizzard. I vaguely ramble about this in the video where I don’t believe World of Warcraft will make it to the Xbox platform, nor do I think CoD would become exclusive (though it could?). Some of the other titles belonging to these franchises very well could though. I foresee Microsoft reinventing some of the older titles made by these companies, making them better, and relaunching them on us all as exclusives with hefty micro-transactions. Look at the type of money Call of Duty: Warzone raked in via micro-transactions.

This is a very exciting time for the world of gaming. I believe this will bring in a level of competition never seen before. Especially in a time where games are being released unfinished to earn the money to finish them. An added level of competition could be great for us all. It may force our pocketbooks to open much wider though.

Overwatch is a game to watch. It is already available in the Microsoft store on Xbox. It is also very popular in the Esports world. I foresee some big moves being taken with this. Of course, World of Warcraft is also very popular in Esports, but I very much see that world remaining as it has for generations.

Overall, I think this is a great move. I look forward to talking with you all about the upcoming state of gaming. Reach out to me to talk more – Facebook Discord

Microsoft buying Activision Blizzard – What this means / rambling of Rogue – Watch out for Overwatch

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