Microsoft has bought Activision Blizzard for a big amount of $69 billion (R 1,311,504 million). This is one of the biggest deals ever in gaming history. Here’s why this is a big deal and what it could mean for you and other gamers in Africa.
Why Did Microsoft Buy Activision?
Microsoft, the company that makes Xbox, wants to grow bigger in the gaming world. They bought Activision to get famous games like “Call of Duty,” “World of Warcraft,” and “Candy Crush.” This will help Microsoft to compete with other big companies like Sony and Tencent.
What Does It Mean for African Gamers?
If you love playing “Call of Duty” or “World of Warcraft,” you might wonder what will happen to these games. The good news is that Microsoft plans to keep these games on different platforms, not just Xbox.
But some new games from Activision might become Xbox exclusives in the future. So, if you’re an Xbox user, you could get some cool new stuff.
Impact on Mobile Gaming
One more thing, this deal will help Microsoft get stronger in mobile gaming. Activision has a big user base on mobile, especially with “Candy Crush.” So, if you love mobile gaming, expect to see more exciting games coming your way.
What About Gaming Businesses in Africa?
This could be interesting for African gamers and businesses. More competition between Microsoft and Sony might mean better prices and deals for you.
Also, with Microsoft getting bigger, we might see more investment in cloud gaming. Cloud gaming can make it easier for gamers in Africa to play high-quality games without needing a super expensive setup.
Impacts On Overall Gaming Industry
With Microsoft growing, Sony will have to think fast to stay ahead. We might see Sony bringing in more live service games and maybe even making some new deals of their own.
So, this Microsoft-Activision deal is massive. It’s shaking up the gaming world and could bring some exciting changes. Whether you’re gaming on a console, a PC, or a phone, get ready for some fun new updates.