Xbox still wants to buy Activision, but there’s a problem!

Game news Xbox still wants to buy Activision, but there’s a problem!

On the menu of the daily for this September 15, 2022, we start with the announcement of the transition to free-to-play of The Sims 4, before mentioning that the takeover of Activision Blizzard by Xbox promises to be more complicated than expected, and we end with the announcement of the two new Yakuza games by SEGA. The daily, here we go!

Xbox struggles to get Activision

The $68.7 billion super buyoutActivision Blizzard by Microsoft never stops talking. Soon to be finalized, all that is missing is the validation of the authorities that regulate competition… but it gets stuck at the level of the British, who are asking for an in-depth investigation. If Microsoft wants to be able to recover the mythical licenses of Activision (Crash Bandicoot, Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo, Starcraft, and especially Call of Duty) to add them to its Game Pass and make them exclusives, they do not intend to deprive PlayStation Call of Duty multiplayer, at least not for now. In any case, this case would mark a turning point in the video game industry, and the regulatory authorities are well aware of this. It is currently unknown if Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 will be counted in the 3 games still available for PlayStation players, or if the count will start from a possible new Treyarch game in 2024.

The Sims 4 becomes freeā€¦ in part

The Sims 4 goes free-to-play on October 18! The info is official and comes fromElectronic Arts themselves. If you’ve never touched the game yet, it’s now or never before a potential announcement of the next opus. Even though the game has just celebrated its eighth candle, it is still regularly updated with additional content. The First Looks kit, for example, arrived on September 1, and adds 24 pieces of clothing and accessories for children. Since The Sims 4 has had time to sell well, the strategy is therefore to attract more and more players by offering the game for free and then have them go to the cash register through the many DLCs and additional content of all kinds. to refine their gaming experience. Because yes: only the basic game becomes free. If you want to get the slew of DLCs and add-ons that have been out for 8 years, you’ll have to break out the wallet. Note also that the vice president of Maxis thinks that the 4th opus can last until its 15th anniversary, i.e. until 2029.

Like a dragon in the air

Yesterday Wednesday, September 14, the Ryu Ga Gotoku studio summit was held, a special live stream from the creators of Yakuza who unveiled their cartridges for their favorite license. The studio took the opportunity to tell us that Yakuza games will change names in the West and will now be called “Like a Dragon”. Of course, it was also the occasion to reveal the next episode of the saga: Like a Dragon 8. A quick teaser has been unveiled in which we find Ichiban, but also the cult Kazuma, hero of the old games. The game is scheduled for 2024 on PlayStation, Xbox and PC, and this sequel will retain the turn-based rpg game system introduced in Yakuza 7. Another shorter game, Like a Dragon Gaiden, has also been unveiled. In this action-adventure game set between Yakuza 6 and Like a Dragon 8, the player will embody Kazuma in a parallel story. It’s slated for 2023 on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC. Something to delight fans of the Like a Dragon series who had already been spoiled with the announcement of Like a Dragon: Ishin! during the last State of Play.

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