As chief executive of video game publisher Activision Publishing, he is responsible for titles that include Call of Duty, Skylanders, Destiny, and Guitar Hero.
Minute I heard this , COD lost its need to own priority. I will just rent it.
You will also save a lot of money on salt it seems.
You sound so salty
Might as well just rent any game that has a marketing deal with Sony. What is your problem exactly? Its not like the deals will make the game worse on the XB1. If you like COD just buy it for the X1 and if you want to play the DLC first just buy a PS4.
Sony partners with Activision. Activision owns Crash Bandicoot. PS4 gets exclusive Crash Skylanders figurines. Sony says "Hey can we help fund a reboot?" E3 comes out with exclusive PS4 Crash Returns! Faces melt! Remarks complete.
This basically says that Sony outbid Microsoft, not that Microsoft dropped it contrary to many people's belief
Or maybe Activision was asking for too much from Microsoft. Its understandable given the difference in install base.
i don't see the need from sony, they are already outselling the xbox one. my focus is on activision, outside of destiny what exactly are they doing to move forward with new ip's and new ideas?
But more is always better right?
Translated....Im still pissed MS helped respawn create Titanfall after they took all my money in court , for trying to f&*k them over when we bought Infinity ward and fired them..... God this guys a douche bag !
My favourite cod is cod 1 , cod 2 , cod 3 , cod United offensive and cod world at war
You do know if MS wanted it badly enough they could have bought it correct,just they know they have Halo 5, Gears of War & COD and if you want to play it only on XB1. Understand this MS has the Money only the PS4 brand for Sony has actually made money for Sony Just my two cents. Still will p/u COD anyway at the 30 day DLC not that big even when Xbox had it
Maybe all of the kids will switch 2 PS4 & all of the whiny babies playing on XBOX Live can now plague Playstation
Here we go again.....people should stop believing MS has unlimited amounts to spend. Sony just outbid them this time.
Or maybe Microsoft doesn't want to spend money on useless things like partnerships with stupid games, and invest more in exclusives and new features for the Xbox One.
Have to agree with thump1967... MS money is unmatched by Sony if MS wanted it they would have spent the money!!!!! Heck MS has the money to buy COD!!
where does that silly belief comes from ? Microsoft as a whole is one of the biggest corp , but the gaming division while rich got a budget and finite funds . Dont you guys with that kind of argument find it weird that MS doesnt have on any past and current console 4X more exclusive developed in house , and all year long , if they had unlimited ressources ?
Gotta agree here. MS doesn't just give a blank check for the Xbox brand to run rampant. The gaming division, compared to the whole company, is actually nowhere near the profit margin that people harp about when they tout these "unlimited" and "unmatched" funds. Not being privy, or really caring too much for the details, who's to say that there WAS a bidding war. Activision could have just NOT extended the opportunity to MS to extend the contract, allowing themselves now to partner with the company with the largest worldwide install base. As shady as that might be, that would make good business sense. (no shade on MS, but this IS still a business)
2.5 Billion for Minecraft !!! http://www.engadget.com/201... If they wanted it , they would have got it...... Maybe after all this time they realised that it was not worth, it as CoD seems to be a dying franchise.
Meh Minecraft is everywhere printing money on every platform way beyond gaming ones , it's even on TV sets ... so it was basically Microsoft as a whole , under CEO Nadella's impulse purchasing it ... not so much the Xbox division . Yeah MS gaming has a bigger warchest and can take hits Sony's gaming division probably can't .... but it's silly to claim and assume that if they didnt get something , they didnt want to bid on it . They probably did , but like you said , didnt feel like going overboard for this
@Baka-akaB In a publicly traded company like MS there is no such thing as an impulse purchase of $2.5 bln. Nadella and Spencer needed to get it approved by the Board of Directors. Nadella can't just sign a $2.5 bln cheque. But, back on topic, MS has over $50 bln in their bank account. They can easily afford to buy CoD if they want or needed to. They already have Halo and Gears. They don't need another shooter. Tomb Raider is another story though. MS should scoop this from Square Enix.
The impulse part wasnt serious come on ...
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