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Phil Spencer Says Activision Blizzard Deal Is Focused On Candy Crush, Not Call Of Duty

Spencer claimed that the console market is stagnant, while mobile continues to grow.

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blackblades84d ago (Edited 84d ago )

I'm tired of Phil spencer says episodes

darthv7284d ago

Spencer Speaks... that should be the weekly segment on Inside Xbox.

LOGICWINS84d ago

Good one. My personal suggestion is "Uncle Phil Daily"

UltimateRacer84d ago

I like Snakes and Liars a Spencer podcast.

dcbronco84d ago

UltimateRacer is the host of that show Salty Sony fan?

peppeaccardo83d ago

If this is a true statement it speaks volume of the kind of person this Phil is ....

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IGiveHugs2NakedWomen84d ago

Well it's clear to any objective person who reads what he says that he's full of it.

Outside_ofthe_Box84d ago

He's really trying to insult people's intelligence at this point.

Chevalier84d ago

Yeah we have his word. Then it's simple put it on paper! They don't want to commit by putting it in a legal document suggest he's lying. Just go to court and see if you can win ANY case when someone says something, but, doesn't sign any documents. The first thing they will ask is why is there no contract?!

ClayRules201284d ago

So true, it’s just baffling.

-Foxtrot84d ago

Phil "I'm going to tell you what you WANT to hear" Spencer

And the sad thing is people eat that shit up

Literally every time Phil speaks...

https://media2.giphy.com/me...

SullysCigar84d ago

Microsoft business 101:

Bill Gates: "Don't sell them what they need to buy, sell them what you want to sell"

Phil Spencer: "Don't tell them the truth, tell them what they want to hear"

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MagUk83d ago

Yet here you are hanging on to every word 😂

Chevalier82d ago

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/1...

According to Nadella Microsoft isn't a conglomerate now!

“Microsoft isn’t a conglomerate, I want to be very clear. It’s not about sort of gaming here and productivity here.”

Guess he doesn't know the meaning of the word. Unbelievable he even suggests that.

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Sonyslave384d ago

Have you ever wonder why Tencent is Number 1 software video game in the world. Mobile bring in so much $$$ it crazy Geshin Impact about to past 4 billion in revenue last in two years. Why sony is focusing on online gacha games.

Crows9084d ago

Mobile games will crash. Dont worry.

Gamingsince198184d ago (Edited 84d ago )

Sony is focusing on gacha games ? Wtf are you even talking about ? It's MS right here saying all they want is mobile phone games because their console business is stagnant and you try to spin this into a Sony thing lmfao 🤣.

Phil Spenser "our console doesn't sell well and is doing terrible, we want to basically jump ship to mobile phone games where all the money is"

Sonyslave3 "see how terrible Sony is ,omg all they want are gacha games"

Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight 🙄

badz14984d ago

"Why sony is focusing on online gacha games."

seriously?? right after they just released GoW Ragnarok?

shinoff218384d ago

Phil's lying through his teeth dude. Come on you don't actually believe this do you

1Victor84d ago (Edited 84d ago )

Phil Spencer Says “Activision Blizzard Deal Is Focused On Candy Crush, Not Call Of Duty”
Sure and CoD is just a sweet bonus ( pun intended )🤦🏿
Like a YouTuber I follow say “watch what they do not what he says” Microsoft had said before they wasn’t going to take games from PlayStation from previous acquisitions and turn around and did just that for games that was slated to go multi-platform

TheTony31684d ago

This article is about Phil saying they want to get into mobile gaming because their consoles are getting stagnant. How do you even spin this into "Sony's into gatcha games" lmao.

frostypants83d ago (Edited 83d ago )

Tencent's success is more related to the fact that they ripoff other companies IP and get away with it.

Chevalier82d ago

"And they have yet to make a Zenimax game that's exclusive. They even honored in-place deals. I'm not sure why people are still thinking they will pull COD from other platforms. It doesn't make sense to from a business standpoint. Same reason they didn't do it with Minecraft. Microsoft is even saying they won't be doing it. So what more commitment do you want?"

Explain why Starfield and Redfall aren't coming to Playstation then?! Spencer has literally responded to questions where he says games only need to be on Xbox, Gamepass and PC.

https://www.eurogamer.net/p...

"the thing I want you to know is this is about delivering great exclusive games for you that ship on platforms where Game Pass exists...."

"Future games, however, will be exclusive "where Game Pass exists", currently meaning Xbox consoles, PC, and any platform capable of accessing the service via cloud."

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LucasRuinedChildhood84d ago (Edited 84d ago )

If Phil means what he says, then surely he can commit to all console Activision franchises remaining multiplat since that's not a factor anyway ...

Phil Spencer 2022: https://tinyurl.com/mtu6y9n...

Phil Spencer 2020: "This deal was not done to take games away from another player base like that. Nowhere in the documentation that we put together was: ‘How do we keep other players from playing these games?’" https://encrypted-tbn0.gsta... https://media.tenor.com/eqR...

-Foxtrot84d ago (Edited 84d ago )

July 2020

"Exclusives counter what gaming is all about"

September 2020 - 2 Months Later

*** Zenimax bought by Microsoft ***

And that deal would have been in talks MONTHS before they were acquired.

theindiearmy84d ago

And they have yet to make a Zenimax game that's exclusive. They even honored in-place deals. I'm not sure why people are still thinking they will pull COD from other platforms. It doesn't make sense to from a business standpoint. Same reason they didn't do it with Minecraft. Microsoft is even saying they won't be doing it. So what more commitment do you want?

Sonyslave384d ago

Candy crush make more than Cod

crazyCoconuts84d ago

The crazy thing is how simple of a game it is. Like you could support it with a super small team. And yet they make so much money with such little expense. It's like some freak of nature that you couldn't replicate again if you tried a thousand times

fr0sty84d ago (Edited 84d ago )

And if Sony were to make a shooter that combined the vehicle combat of Warhawk with the shooter and tactical combat of SOCOM and the scale of MAG, they could dethrone COD... But they seem averse to the shooter crowd. It's as if they have no faith in their fps talent, despite their successes over the years.

shinoff218383d ago

Not on consoles where Ms finds itself in last place every generation. This deal is all about MS s console and acti games selling better on sony consoles one in particular COD.

Orchard84d ago

It's clearly about both. One is the leading game in the console space, the other in the mobile space. MS wants both - even more so after T2 bought Zynga.

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crazyCoconuts84d ago

How great would it be if Activision just sold them candy Crush. Here's your 10MB game and 5 developers for a mere $20Bn lol

jjb198184d ago

It's amazing the amount of money people spend for a slow but constant dopamine drip.