Of all the acquisitions we thought we might see from Microsoft in 2022, Activision Blizzard wasn't one of them. The announcement was made all the way back in January, although issues have placed the deal in doubt in recent months.
So, what happens in 2023? Aside from the ongoing challenges surrounding the ActiBlizz takeover, Reuters journalist Jennifer Saba is predicting that Microsoft might look to add Netflix to its shopping list, and she provides some pretty convincing reasons why this could be the case.
For example, Microsoft President Brad Smith currently sits on the Netflix board, the two companies have recently been partnering on an ad-supported version of the video streaming service, and Netflix is also currently trying to make a splash in the gaming industry, having bought multiple studios of its own over the past year-or-so.