A few months after the announcement of the acquisition of Bethesda And ZeniMax Media by the division Xbox Microsoft, it seems that the Redmond giant is ready to announce another great acquisition in the video game industry.
Rumors are circulating on the net about a new acquisition, which could be announced in the coming weeks. It’s impossible to say which company Microsoft is looking to acquire but in recent weeks there has been a lot of talk, from both experts and fans alike, about what could be another big move for the company.
Microsoft is supposedly about to announce a HUGE acquisition.
– Okami Games (@ Okami13_) September 16, 2021
Xbox may soon hit another major gaming acquisition
If Microsoft was really interested in buying another major publisher, there are a few ways to narrow down the list.
We have known for years that Xbox is struggling to establish itself in the Japanese market, and the acquisition of a company with a strong influence in the region could help the cause. However, Microsoft could also tend to make its own a publisher with a large catalog of games, thus also strengthening its proposals in the Game Pass (which is now evident to be the business model chosen by Xbox).
Any company could actually help Game Pass become even more popular with gamers, and as it appears to be with Bethesda’s titles, upcoming games in the future are likely to become an Xbox exclusive.
Given the ease with which rumors like these can fade, Xbox fans should still take the chatter of the net with a grain of salt until something concrete is announced. Acquisitions are a normal part of the industry and are likely to become more so in the future as the cost of game development continues to rise.
For the moment we just have to wait and find out what will happen.