SEGA, Bungie Among Many Studios Considered for Acquisition by Microsoft to Bolster Game Pass and Mobile Efforts

To bolster its Game Pass lineup and get right into mobile gaming.

Microsoft had considered SEGA, Bungie, Zynga, Niantic, and more to bolster their Xbox Game Pass lineup “both on and off-console”. Per The Verge, in internal documents related to the FTC v. Microsoft hearing, in 2020 Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer had expressed a potential acquisition of SEGA SAMMY to Microsoft CFO Amy Hood and CEO Satya Nadella because of SEGA’s “well-balanced portfolio of games with global geographic appeal” and to help “accelerate Xbox Game Pass both on and off-console.”

Along with SEGA, other companies such as Bungie, Niantic, Zynga, Thunderful, and others were listed as key targets for a merger and acquisition in 2021. Many of them were listed for their mobile gaming experience which has been a target for Microsoft’s Gaming division for some time and one of the major contributing reasons for the current Activision-Blizzard King acquisition the company is currently pursuing.

Courtroom proceedings for FTC v. Microsoft are to resume tomorrow.

Thanks to The Verge’s Tom Warren, click here for images and more details.

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  1. Think the most likely is Sega, IO and Playrix

  2. SEGA and IO would’ve been better than activision blizzard.

  3. Easily prefer Capcom but Wouldn’t mind Sega. All those studios are of no interest to me. Come on. Go get Techland, Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal and People Can Fly!!!

  4. what’s with the gif

  5. I agree from a gaming standpoint, but from a business standpoint nothing tops Activision

  6. after this news I am seeing people are concerned Sega games would be exclusive to Xbox. I dont think that would be the case. I think if it ever happens than most established Sega games would stay multiplatform

  7. If you mean for your tastes and mine too tbh, then sure but for Xbox long term goals there literally isn’t a better acquisition that MS could make than ABK

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