Well, this was extremely unexpected. Microsoft just got itself a bunch of key AAA game studios for around $7.5B (three times what it paid for Minecraft), just in time to boost the recent Game Pass refresh and the very day before Xbox pre-orders.
And that includes two PlayStation 5 launch titles. Ha.
I’m still digesting this in the context of the broader game industry landscape (good thing I keep reading EDGE), but the weirdest thing my brain keeps looping back to is that my current employer now owns Quake.
I wasn’t expecting this to (ever) happen in a million years…
Cue jokes about freezing hell by getting into the Doom simulator business.