Master of Hype Geoff Keighley is at it again, but this time he’s adding fuel to the now roaring fire that is gaming company acquisitions. The Game Awards organiser and host is obviously extremely well connected, and he straight-up says that more buyouts are incoming.
Keighley posted on Twitter: “Have heard from multiple people: As you might suspect, there are a few other big video game deals in final stages of negotiations. It’s going to be an interesting year!” So yeah, it sounds like we could have a lot more drama heading our way very soon.
Of course, this ties in directly with what PlayStation boss Jim Ryan said in a recent interview, stating that we should expect more acquisitions from Sony.
It’s a frankly crazy time to be a fan of video games. Microsoft is clearly all-in on consolidating the gaming side of its business ($68 billion for Activision Blizzard!), and Sony seems set on futureproofing PlayStation as a brand ($3.6 billion for Bungie!). We’re talking obscene amounts of money here — and this might only be the beginning.
Keighley’s right about one thing: it’s going to be a very interesting year.
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