Electronic Arts CEO “indifferent” about Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard acquisition
Following the recent news of Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard, many in the gaming industry have been speculating on what this means for the future of the industry. However, Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson seems to be taking a more laid-back approach to the news.
In a recent interview with CNBC, Wilson stated that he was “indifferent” about the acquisition, and that he didn’t think it would change the gaming industry as much as some people might think. He went on to say that he believed the industry was “big enough” to accommodate a variety of players, and that competition was healthy for the industry as a whole.
Wilson’s comments stand in contrast to those of some other industry insiders, who have expressed concerns about the potential consolidation of the industry that could result from the acquisition. Some have suggested that Microsoft’s increased control over game development could lead to a lack of innovation, and that this could ultimately harm consumers.
However, Wilson seems to be taking a more optimistic view of the situation. He stated that he was excited to see what Microsoft would do with the Activision Blizzard properties, and that he believed that the industry would continue to grow and evolve in interesting ways.
Of course, only time will tell what the impact of the acquisition will be on the gaming industry. However, it’s clear that many industry insiders are watching closely, and that there’s a lot of speculation and debate about what the future might hold. For now, it seems that Wilson is content to take a wait-and-see approach, and to focus on his own company’s growth and development.