Ah, the gaming world is abuzz with rumors of Microsoft potentially taking its games multiplatform. Will this shake the industry to its core? Ubisoft's CEO, Yves Guillemot, has a few words to share during a lively Q&A session. Let's dive into the juicy details!
When asked about Microsoft's reported plans and the impact on Ubisoft's business, Guillemot couldn't spill the beans, but he did have some thoughts to offer. According to him, Microsoft will do what they believe is best for them. As for the impact on the industry as a whole? Guillemot doesn't think it'll be a game-changer.
"Now, let's take a step back and think. Activision Blizzard has been multiplatform for ages, so it would have some impact, but not a colossal one for the industry," Guillemot explained, a twinkle in his eye.
Indeed, many games under the Activision Blizzard banner, now under Microsoft's wing after a mind-boggling $69 billion acquisition, have long been available on multiple platforms. Think about blockbuster franchises like Call of Duty, Diablo, and Overwatch. The real change, if it happens, would be seeing potential Xbox exclusives like Gears of War, the recently unleashed Starfield, or upcoming gems like Indiana Jones and the Great Circle branching out to rival platforms.
But what exactly are Microsoft's plans? The enigma lingers, my friends. Fear not, for next week promises a "business update" from Microsoft, where they shall unveil their "vision for the future of Xbox," as exclaimed by the gaming maestro himself, Phil Spencer, Microsoft Gaming CEO and Xbox head.
In the midst of this platform frenzy, Guillemot was also probed about how Ubisoft's lineup would fare against the mighty Grand Theft Auto 6, set to grace our screens in 2025. Ah, the clash of titans! But Guillemot remains cool and collected, embracing the competition.
"Grand Theft Auto 6 and similar colossal releases are a boon for the industry. They bring people back to gaming, and you know what that means? More people in the market, spending their hard-earned cash not only on GTA 6 but also on other fabulous games," Guillemot revealed with a gleeful grin.
So, my fellow gamers, the dance of the platforms continues. Microsoft's potential multiplatform move may not be an earthquake, but it adds an intriguing twist to the game. Stay tuned for the grand unveiling of their plans, and let us revel in the clash of gaming giants as GTA 6 prepares to dazzle the world.
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