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Potential Impact of the Microsoft Acquisition on the Future of WoW

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In his latest video, content creator MrGM discusses the potential impact of the Microsoft acquisition on World of Warcraft in the coming years.

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  • Microsoft is buying Activision Blizzard and King studios for nearly $70 billion.
  • The deal won't finalize before June 2023, so nothing is changing for a good while.
  • MrGM anticipates World of Warcraft could potentially be added to Microsoft's PC Game Pass.
  • WoW can already be played with controllers, so the game could potentially see a release on consoles in the future.
  • Activision owns the iconic Crash Bandicoot and Spyro. Crossovers in other games could also happen.

Which effect do you think the acquisition will have on World of Warcraft?

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1 hour ago, Stan said:

MrGM anticipates World of Warcraft could potentially be added to Microsoft's PC Game Pass.

This seems to be a popular opinion of many, but I'll believe it when I see it.

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This makes me sad.

Do all things have to be owned by one or two homogenized mega corps?

I hope WoW doesn't go the route of Starwars 7-9.

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I think it's a given the ActivisionBlizzard assets will be added to Game Pass being that Microsoft wants to expand the amount of it's subscribers.

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Last I saw Game Pass numbers were at 18 million * 10-15 usd a month = 180 million to 240 million a month.

It's clear that Microsoft wants every single person that calls themselves a gamer to have Game Pass. So much so that I wouldn't be surprised if Microsoft courts Sony into getting Game Pass onto the PS5. 

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