Activision’s track record with some of his games also became spotty. In November, it delayed new versions of Diablo and Overwatch. That same month, the newly released Call of Duty: Vanguard was widely hailed as boring and frustrating.
Paris Lilly, co-host of Video Game Streamer and Gamertag Radio, said Microsoft’s deal to buy Activision would not only help Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft’s video game subscription service, but also allow Activision developers to exit the treadmill. Microsoft’s purchase may allow developers to take a “well-needed break” so that they can periodically improve the game, instead of updating it frequently. Lily said.
He added that the acquisition is a Mr. Kotik. Mr. Kotik declined to say in an interview whether he would remain chief executive after the deal closed. It is expected that he will resign, although he may continue to play the role of advisor, according to people familiar with his plans.
Some gamers say the deal has the potential to convert competitive video gaming leagues – known as e-sports – dedicated to activation games such as Overwatch and Call of Duty: Warzone. Such a league, in the eyes of many players, has become a nightmare under Activision’s caretaker. Microsoft has seen success with its game Hello, which is played competitively.
Many gamers also said that they could not pay less attention to the design of Microsoft’s deals as a way to strengthen its foothold in Metawors. They said the metavars seemed like a distant idea, while the deal has the potential to immediately improve Activision’s games and workplace.
Mr. Bienusa said.
Chris Nobriga, 28, of San Jose, California, said he has spent more than 11,000 hours playing World of Warcraft, an online role-playing game, over the past decade, after watching his brother play.
But even as he continued to play, he said, over time, popular developers abandoned Activision and changed his mind about the game as the company reused in-game systems.