Emphasize that Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard will affect the game market competition
In a series of recent criticisms of MicrosoftAcquired Activision Blizzard for $69 billionIn related documents that will affect competition in the game market, Sony seems to indirectly reveal that it will launch its next game console in 2028.
As provided by Sony to the UK Competition and Markets AuthoritymaterialAccording to reports, one of the additional conditions of Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard is that it must continue to provide games to Sony’s PlayStation game console in 2027, but if Sony chooses to launch the next PlayStation game console in 2028, it will not be able to obtain “Decisive Moment”. ” and other Activision Blizzard’s main game works, this will also make the PlayStation game console lose its competitive advantage, and even cause players to migrate to the Xbox game console because of the game content.
Although Sony did not specify the name of the next game console, it is not surprising that it may be called PlayStation 6 and serve as the successor to the current PlayStation 5. But before that, the market believes that Sony should launch the thin and light PlayStation 5 Slim in 2023 or 2024, and even use the more efficient PlayStation 5 Pro to attract more gaming market demand.
However, in response to Sony’s allegations, Microsoft also refuted that the exclusive content of Sony’s own platform actually affects the competition in the game market. The Spider-Man series of games chose to use the PlayStation game console, emphasizing that the current acquisition of Activision Blizzard will still adopt the multi-platform distribution method to strive for greater market profit opportunities, and even shows that the game can be played by more players through cloud streaming. Therefore, it is believed that it has not affected market competition, but has further promoted the growth of the game market.