Microsoft Activision Poll

In a move that will shake the gaming industry to its core, Microsoft is on course to buy Activision Blizzard for a reported figure of $68 billion. This means that incredibly popular properties such as Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Diablo, and Overwatch, would be owned by Microsoft. You could argue that those last two franchises aren't a huge pull on PlayStation — and obviously World of Warcraft is a PC gig — but there's no getting away from the fact that millions of gamers buy consoles for little more than their yearly Call of Duty escapade.

There's also no getting around the fact that this deal is a huge blow to Sony (and not just because Crash Bandicoot is now an Xbox mascot). First with the acquisition of Bethesda in 2020, and now with the all-but-approved buying of Activision, it could be argued that Microsoft is monopolising the industry as we know it — and Sony simply doesn't have the cash to compete on that front.

But for the sake of this poll, let's step away from the overarching industry narrative, and focus on what this means for you as a PlayStation owner. In a future where games like Call of Duty, Diablo, Overwatch — and yes, Crash Bandicoot — are exclusive to Xbox (and PC), would you still buy a PlayStation console? Vote in our poll, and then explain your reasoning in the comments section below.

Would you buy a PlayStation console without Activision Blizzard games?