Phil Spencer says Microsoft really wants Activision for mobile and PC games

Phil Spencer says Microsoft really wants Activision for mobile and PC games

Phil Spencer says Microsoft really wants Activision for mobile and PC games

It would be reasonable to assume that Microsoft’s lawsuit against Activision Blizzard was prompted in large measure by Call of Duty. It’s one of the greatest gaming series on the planet, after all, a perennial moneymaker that just doesn’t seem to lose even after more than a decade of annual releases. But in an interview with Bloomberg (opens in a new tab)Xbox boss Phil Spencer said what really piqued Microsoft’s interest were mobile games and, to a lesser extent, PCs.

“The biggest gaming platform on the planet is the mobile phone. One and a half billion people play on a mobile phone,” Spencer said. “And I guess, unfortunately as Microsoft, it’s not a place where we have a native platform. As a game, coming from console and PC, we don’t have a lot of creative ability that has built successful mobile games.

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