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Phil Spencer: Microsoft has no plans to abandon disk drive consoles yet, but it all depends on demand
The head of Microsoft’s gaming division, Phil Spencer, gave an interview to journalist Stephen Totilo (Phil Spencer). He spoke about recent layoffs at the corporation, the growing popularity of cloud games and console strategy.
New Xbox strategy: only four games will appear on other platforms, work is underway on the next-generation console
On the evening of February 15, the heads of Microsoft’s gaming division talked about the future of Xbox. They answered questions about the exclusivity of games, the development of the Game Pass subscription and plans for next-generation consoles.
Microsoft: Activision Blizzard planned major layoffs even before the merger
Microsoft Corporation has responded to a complaint from the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) about layoffs in its gaming division, a significant part of which falls on Activision Blizzard. She said that Activision Blizzard was already preparing to cut staff.
The FTC filed a complaint against Microsoft over layoffs in the gaming division
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has asked the appeals court to look into the situation with mass layoffs at Microsoft. On January 25, the corporation announced its decision to lay off 1,900 people from Xbox, Activision Blizzard and ZeniMax Media.
Layoffs at Microsoft will not affect union members. The cuts will take place in almost all Call of Duty studios
On January 25, 2024, Microsoft announced plans to lay off 1,900 employees of Xbox, Activision Blizzard and ZeniMax Media. It is not officially reported which teams will fall under the cuts. However, some of the information was leaked online.
Microsoft, Electronic Arts and a number of other large companies have been sued — their games are addictive
In the USA, a lawsuit was filed against Microsoft, Ubisoft, Electronic Arts, Epic Games and some of their affiliated studios. The companies were accused of making games too exciting and aggressively monetizing them in order to earn as much as possible.
Microsoft CEO’s Annual Bonuses Are No Longer Tied to Game Pass Growth
The growth of the Game Pass audience has ceased to affect the amount of annual bonuses that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella receives. This happened against the background of weak Game Pass indicators: for two years in a row, subscription growth did not meet the expectations of the corporation.
Microsoft: in 2021, Google earned $17.5 billion from games, Apple – $15.5 billion, and Valve – $6.5 billion
Last week, internal Microsoft documents used in court with the US Federal Trade Commission leaked to the network. Analyst Piers Harding-Rolls found in them a table in which Microsoft listed the ten largest companies in terms of estimated revenue from games for 2021.
The British regulator may approve a deal between Microsoft and Activision Blizzard
The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has previously announced that it no longer considers the deal between Microsoft and Activision Blizzard a threat to competition in the cloud gaming market. He was convinced by the agreement that Microsoft signed with Ubisoft.