2K Seems To Be Totally In Favour Of Xbox Acquiring Activision Blizzard
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Earlier this week, 2K parent company Take-Two released its latest financial report, and a batch of related Q&As have led to some interesting Xbox tidbits. We already reported on the company's CEO saying we're "probably" going to see mid-gen console upgrades, and the 2K boss also discussed Microsoft's ongoing acquisition of Activision Blizzard.

Outlet IGN spoke to 2K CEO Strauss Zelnick, asking for his thoughts on the Xbox deal. Zelnick voiced his support for the merger, where he seemed to hint that this investment from Microsoft will help the industry at large.

"What's good for them is also good for the industry."

Despite reservations from the likes of Sony and Google, not all video game companies are against the deal happening, then. So far, cloud gaming has proved the major sticking point in getting this thing over the line with regulators, something that Zelnick also touched on in his conversation with IGN:

"I think it's important never to confuse a distribution technology with a business model [...] I would love to believe that streaming our titles would massively expand the marketplace."

Of course, 2K's opinion on the deal doesn't have any material affect on proceedings, but still, it's nice to see a different perspective on things. For now, we'll have to wait for the FTC's final verdict, and for Microsoft's appeals process with the CMA, before we know what's next for Xbox and Activision Blizzard.

Do you agree with Zelnick's take? Let us know what you make of the Take-Two CEO's comments.

[source ign.com]