Activision Blizzard will not be the last Microsoft Xbox acquisition, with the Redmond giant announcing that it intends to continue “investing in new development studios” and “content creators” to expand Xbox Game Studios.
In recent months, Microsoft is finalizing the necessary steps to complete its acquisition of Activision Blizzard, a whopping $68.7 billion investment that could materialize as early as August 2022 if the U.S. FTC gives the green light.
However apparently the Redmond giant is already thinking about its next move to expand Xbox Game Studios. In its latest financial statement documentation sent to the U.S. Securities and Exchange (SEC), Microsoft talks about investing in new studios, thus acquisitions, with the aim of expanding and diversifying the Xbox Game Pass offering.
“Our exclusive game content is created through Xbox Game Studios, a collection of first-party studios that create unique and differentiated game experiences. We continue to invest in new development studios and content to expand our IP roadmap and by leveraging new content creators. These unique gaming experiences are the cornerstone of Xbox Game Pass.”