Activision acquisition will help build the metaverse, says Microsoft CEO
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gave an interview to the Financial Times website where he spoke a little more about the purchase of Activision Blizzard, an acquisition that will allow the Redmond technology company to have enough resources to build a metaverse.
Nadella explained that in video games, the metaverse is understood as “collection of communities and individual identities anchored in strong content franchises accessible on every device.”
“The metaverse is essentially about making games,” stated Nadella.
“It is about being able to put people, places, things [in] a physics engine and then having all the people, places, things in the physics engine relate to each other,” explained the executive.
Asked about the risk of the acquisition of Activision Blizzard being blocked by US regulators, Nadella was calm and pointed out that, with this purchase, Microsoft will continue to be ‘only’ the third largest company in the video game industry, even behind from Tencent and Sony.
“Yes, we will be a big player in a highly fragmented market,” said the Microsoft leader.