Activision & Microsoft: Will The Elder Scrolls 6 arrive on PS5 to encourage acquisition?
The interminable process through which it will be decided whether the acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft will be concluded positively or not is once again at the center of discussions. Revealing new details was the well-known analyst Michael Pachter, who spread interesting rumors about the progress of the negotiations and The Elder Scrolls 6 (maybe?)
According to a series of messages shared by Pacther on his personal Twitter profile, Microsoft would have found a way to facilitate the conclusion of the negotiations in his favor. In addition to the already known proposals to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation in the coming years , it would seem that the Redmond giant wants to reassure the Japanese company about the arrival of sequels linked to successful brands such as Fallout, Doom, The Elder Scrolls (The Elder Scrolls 6) and many others. In essence, Microsoft wants to make the FTC more inclined not to intercede due to the arrival of successful products such as The Elder Scrolls 6 also on PlayStation 5. This will have no impact on the Xbox Game Pass catalog, since the arrival of these products on the rival platform will not prevent Microsoft from landing its first-party titles in the catalog of the service.
Obviously these are only rumors, but given the progress of the acquisition it cannot be excluded that this is actually Microsoft’s strategy to conclude the agreement and add Activision to Xbox Game Studios.
I think THAT is where the FTC can gain some concessions. Maybe allowing ATVI content on Game Pass exclusively for streaming, but insisting that ALL content that historically has been on PS continues to be offered in the future /5
— Michael ($8 for whisky) Pachter (@michaelpachter) December 5, 2022
Meanwhile, Bloomberg claims that Microsoft is ready for a legal battle against the FTC if there are some kind of hitches in the Microsoft x Activision deal. In any case, there are also positive opinions from some analysts, who believe that the acquisition of Activision Blizzard will go through within six months