Take-Two Exec: Microsoft Needs to Show Game Pass Growth to Continue to Do Acquisitions - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted 5 days ago / 1,216 Views
Microsoft in 2018 acquired several new developers including Obsidian Entertainment, inXile Entertainment, Undead Labs, Playground Games, Ninja Theory, and Compulsion. Head of Take-Two’s Private Division Michael Worosz speaking with MCVUK stated Microsoft needs to prove Game Pass can grow in order to keep acquiring more studios going forward.
"Right now it seems clear that Microsoft is trying to accrue value to their Game Pass value proposition, by having uniquely available content there," said Worosz. "I think that makes sense to a degree, I think they’re going to have to demonstrate Game Pass’s growth over time to be able to continue to do acquisitions like this, and if it does work for them, then I can see them doing more acquisitions to build out exclusive content.
"Certain developers want to to be independent for that reason, they’ve worked at larger companies and want to be able to control their own destiny to a larger degree, they want more creative freedom. Having a larger corporate parent, particularly one with a trillion dollar market cap like Microsoft, sometimes gets in the way."
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