For sure, the ambitions of $MSFT in the gaming industry are clear, but I don't believe they will be able (from the regulatory point of view) to buy $ATVI and also get the approval to buy $TTWO. As a Microsoft shareholder, I hope, but I think they can end up with some partnership agreement instead of a takeover.
@stock.owl for sure, it'd be a miracle if they manage to get them both through, still though under this management and clear ecosystem advantage combined with Windows, I believe they are in a superior position vs Sony, it's almost unfair even from a cash standpoint. Microsoft will be a HUGE winner in this space, that's certain.
if this would go through i don‘t know what regulators are doing at work 😅 Imagine Facebook would try that, the chances would be 0 probably 😂
@mavix I don't think it's apples to apples comparison here though. In the case of social medias you're pretty much forced to use this or that platform to connect with people due to underlying network effects. In Microsoft's case however, it's just an IP and offering they are building on. It's not like there can't be any other new indie studio somehow figuring out some insanely interesting franchise and taking over the world like South Korean studio Krafton with their PUBG for example or even Epic with Fortnite. The barriers are much lower in this space.