The journey of the gaming industry in 2022 is coming to an end. The past year has seen the video game industry slow down due to the impact of the pandemic. However, this is also a step back, gaining momentum for an upcoming 2023 that promises to be “boom”.
For Microsoft, what they look forward to the most in 2023 is the completion of the acquisition plan of Activision Blizzard. This project is in bad shape because the Federal Trade Commission and the community are working to prevent this. If successful, Microsoft will overtake Sony to become the second-largest video game publisher in the world, behind only Tencent.
The bright prospect then is that Xbox Game Studios can own a number of popular game franchises, including: Call of Duty, Warcraft, Diablo, Minecraft, Age of Empires, Sea of Thieves, Gears of War … This is only possible. a few other publishers do, but they’ve had to build lists over the past 30-40 years.
In particular, in its 2023 plan, Microsoft will use King – a subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, the maker of famous mobile game brands such as Candy Crush and Bubble Witch, to develop in the industry. potential mobile game industry.
However, if the Federal Trade Commission successfully blocks the acquisition, it will be a major blow to Microsoft’s expansion plans in the near future.
Another big Microsoft activity in 2023 is the release of three big, blockbuster games: Starfield, Redfall and another unspecified title, which will appear exclusively for Xbox and PC. It is expected that all will ship at a premium price.