This past Friday marked an important milestone in the history of Xbox as Microsoft closed the acquisition of Activision Blizzard, and original Xbox co-creator Seamus Blackley had some words to share following the announcement.
Blackley took to Twitter to point out the "karma" involved in Activision CEO Bobby Kotick selling the company to Microsoft, highlighting stories from the past where he'd pitched a couple of projects to Kotick unsuccessfully:
Blackley's tweet has racked up well over 1 million views already, and he also took to the comments section to continue the discussion further. It turns out the Guitar Hero pitch was actually a favour for a friend:
In terms of Bobby Kotick's role moving forward, it's been announced that he'll remain as the Activision CEO through the end of 2023, and then seemingly will depart next year. After that point, the ball's entirely in Phil Spencer's court!
As for Blackley, he hasn't worked for Microsoft since 2002, although he does still take a keen interest in the Xbox brand and even pitched the idea of a classic console a couple of years ago - we really wish that had come to fruition!