Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer seems very excited about getting some Activision franchises, especially those that are dormant.
In an interview with The Washington Post, Spencer seemed enthusiastic about the possibilities.
“I was looking at the IP list, I mean, let’s go!” Spencer said. “King’s Quest, Guitar Hero…I should know that, but I think they got HeXen.”
With the company’s imminent acquisition of Activision Blizzard, the company will end up owning many of the company’s well-known and somewhat unknown franchises. Spencer seems keen to work with Activision on what they might want to create.
“We hope we can work with them when the deal closes to make sure we have the resources to develop the franchise that I grew up loving and that the team really wanted to get,” Spencer said. “I’m looking forward to these conversations. I really think it’s about adding resources and improving capabilities.”
In addition to well-known studios such as Infinity Ward, Treyarch, Raven Software, and Sledgehammer, Activision-owned studios include Toys for Bob, who developed Crash Bandicoot 4: Time to take charge of supporting Call of Duty games. Also Beeox, Demonware, High Moon Studios, Radical Entertainment and Solid State.
So, like the Bethesda deal, once the deal closes, Microsoft will add a ton of studios to its already impressive talent pool.
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