I’m starting to hope this deal doesn’t go through just for the absolute melt downs it would cause on here
Well, that and because I think $70b on Activision is an obscene waste of money.
I actually hope it does go though because of the colossal waste of money it will be.
Things ebb and flow, the idea that COD will still be dominant by the time cloud subscription services are the primary (*cough* only) way to play is an interesting one considering the fact that the franchise is experiencing falling playerbases YoY.
But I think if it does get blocked, it will be more to set an example rather than for the implications of the deal itself - you can't just buy your way to the top while creating insurmountable barrier for your competitors and any other potential market entrants.
It's a creative industry, the household names we all play today started with one line of code - get creative instead of throwing daddy's cash around.