In the last several years, Microsoft has been seen making a significant number of moves in the direction of expanding its company. Microsoft’s recent acquisition of Activision was one of the company’s most significant steps; nevertheless, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the regulatory body that oversees markets in the UK, ultimately decided against approving the deal. Microsoft recently disclosed in papers relating to the purchase that the company plans on building a next-gen Xbox gaming console by the year 2028. These consoles will be based on cross-ecosystem gameplay as well as cloud gaming, which will merge Mobile, PC, and Xbox.
Microsoft’s next-gen Xbox gaming console will focus on cloud gaming technology
Recent developments have resulted in the release of papers related to the acquisition by Microsoft of Activision Blizzard. On page 111 of the report which has a total of 200 pages, Microsoft indicated that one of their goals is to construct next-generation Xbox consoles that are built on cloud gaming technologies within the year 2028. This technology will allow for the merging of smartphones, personal computers, and gaming consoles.
As part of Microsoft’s Universal App Storement initiative, Microsoft is developing its new cloud gaming technologies. However, CMA did not approve of the Activision purchase for a number of reasons, including this one. CMA expressed significant worries over cloud gaming technology and how the company would dominate the majority of the market if it were to use it.
The legal struggle that Microsoft is engaged in to overturn the verdict of the CMA is still ongoing. The decision that Microsoft will make regarding the development of the next-generation console technology may be affected by the result of the appeal. However, the company has not yet made any formal announcements on the availability of the consoles or their release window.