A new rumor is circulating that suggests Microsoft is set to announce another major studio acquisition as part of the Xbox Games Pass.
Earlier this year, Phil Spencer, the director of Xbox, highlighted his plans for future Xbox studio acquisitions. Now it could be that Microsoft is looking to acquire even more talented studios.
Currently, Microsoft is focusing its attention on the Xbox and its ever popular Xbox Games Pass. Interestingly, it wasn’t until March of this year that Microsoft acquired ZeniMax Media, giving them access to Bethesda Softworks, the creators of the Doom, Fallout, and The Elder Scrolls franchise.
While this decision turned out to be rather expensive, it was also extremely lucrative for Microsoft. Now it looks like Microsoft might be keen to acquire more studios under the Xbox umbrella.
Although the Xbox Games Pass remains an extremely popular membership among gamers. Not only do gamers have access to the latest games, new additions are being added all the time. In fact, Xbox Game Pass just got 13 additional new games in September 2021.
The Xbox membership is well worth the money, so much so that Phil Spencer revealed how the Xbox Games Pass business model works.
However, thanks to the continued success of the service, rumors are now circulating that Microsoft is about to announce another major acquisition, relatively soon.
Microsoft announces more studio acquisitions
Numerous sources on Twitter report that Microsoft is about to announce a major new studio acquisition. Despite the many claims, it is still important to note that there has been no official announcement from Microsoft, so this rumor should be taken with a grain of salt.
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However, with the number of people claiming the rumor is true, there could be some huge developments coming in.
Okami13, a trusted industry source recently tweeted about Microsoft’s upcoming plans. While we don’t know what they might be or when they’ll arrive, sources are reporting that an announcement is expected within the month.
So who do you think Microsoft is targeting? Interestingly, given the reaction to the rumor, it seems like a big rumor. Therefore, maybe it isn’t too much to expect Ubisoft or maybe even Take-Two Interactive?
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Additionally, pre-orders for the Halo Infinite Xbox Series X console are over for now, according to the manufacturer.
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