It seems the acquisition train has no attempts at slowing down as a journalist has recently claimed that the company is looking to acquire more buyouts, along with Amazon and Google entering the fold.
According to BWWMediaGroup's executive editor Brad Sams' recent YouTube video covering the week's events in the Microsoft world, he's said that "there are some big industry names out there being approached by Microsoft". It's claimed that "there’s a lot of moving things going on right now" in regards to acquisitions.
The segment begins at 12 minutes in and has been transcribed by the wonderful people at VGC (thanks!):
"I’ve been hearing a lot of conversations behind closed doors about acquisitions in the industry. There’s a lot of moving things going on right now. It’s hard to see which companies are going to get snatched up and by what vendors… but I can tell you there are some big industry names out there being approached by Microsoft included, but then you also have Amazon, and you also have Google. Sony is part of the conversation, but it doesn’t seem to be as much as Google and Amazon are when Microsoft enters the fold. You also have EA: look what happened with Codemasters for example.”
We wouldn't be surprised if Microsoft was looking to slow down buying more companies for its Xbox Game Studios division, especially after last year's big announcement that it was acquiring ZeniMax Media, which included industry titans such as Bethesda. But after this, we are curious to see what Microsoft could have planned going forward. Whatever the result, we're sure 2021 is going to be a big year for Xbox fans.
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