Season 17, Episode 23

At long last, that poor dead horse can finally stop being beaten.

Microsoft is now in the clear for buying Activision. This is likely to happen on Monday at some point or that week anyway. It’s going to be very interesting to see what happens from here on out. I mean, Microsoft will still buy more studios (but nothing like this, not 67 BILLION dollars) and they will likely buy them within the year, but this is the big one. The biggest one, really. It’s historic the money being spent here and what’s happening.

While the conversation of courts and stuff will die down, new ones will come about in regards to what will happen with the games of Activision/Blizzard as well as the people there. We’re all expecting Gamepass to explode with more content (I think it’ll be minimal for the most part), it’s likely going to mean that going forward whatever was planned from these studios/publishers will show up on Gamepass and may actually be exclusive – unless deals were already in place.

It’s a bit odd to think that 67 Billion was spent on this deal and the top two game names that come to mind are Call Of Duty and Diablo. I mean, there’s WAY more than that, but it really feels like they spent that much money just to have those two franchises. As big as they are, I suppose.

Anyway, this horse is dead. Bring on the next one.

Oh hey, here’s another dead horse. Ubisoft, it has been 3,604 days since a new Splinter Cell game (non-animated series or guest spot in another game franchise, remake, BBC radio drama, or VR exclusive) was released.

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