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Our vision for gaming: More choice and more games for people everywhere

“By combining Xbox with Activision Blizzard’s skill, knowledge, and amazing legacy of games, we will bring the joy and community of gaming to even more players around the world. We want to learn from their creativity, exchange insights and best practices, and empower our new colleagues to bring their visions to the widest possible audience. And today, we officially start the work of bringing their groundbreaking games to more platforms and more players than ever before.”

— Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer

Players get more choice

More Platforms

More games on more devices including Xbox, PlayStation, phones and online

More options. Game pass and more

Choice in how and where people buy games with subscription and one-off purchase options

More on mobile

For the 95% of players who play on phones, alternatives to gaming offerings from the dominant mobile platforms

Game creators get more options

More access

More ways to get games in front of more people through support, investment and better access to players

More revenue share

Better revenue and fair marketplace rules through our Open App Store principles

More payment flexibility

Greater flexibility in payment systems and the experience game creators provide to their fans

Gaming industry gets more competition

More competition on mobile

More competition in mobile, where a couple of big players dominate

More competition on console

Greater competition in traditional gaming, where Sony and Nintendo will remain the biggest gaming companies

More focus on culture

Emphasis on positive workplace culture and increased local investment from Microsoft in studios and creative ecosystems around the world

Games get better when more people play them

“Too much friction exists today between creators and gamers; app store policies and practices on mobile devices restrict what and how creators can offer games and what and how gamers can play them. Our large investment to acquire Activision Blizzard further strengthens our resolve to remove this friction on behalf of creators and gamers alike. We want to enable world-class content to reach every gamer more easily across every platform.”

— Microsoft Vice Chair and President Brad Smith

Amici briefs filed in support of acquisition