Microsoft CEO Weighs Xbox/Activision Deal In Danger – GS News Updates

Microsoft’s CEO weighs in on the Xbox/PlayStation drama, Modern Warfare 2 PC specs dropped, and an update on the next Splinter Cell game. All on today’s GameSpot News.

Speaking to Bloomberg, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is confident that the company’s proposed $68.7 billion purchase of Activision Blizzard will be approved by regulators.

The executive went on to point out that Microsoft isn’t the biggest player in gaming — he estimated that Microsoft is No. 4 or No. 5 in the space where Sony is first. “So if this is about competition, let’s have competition,” Nadella said.

Even if this statement is true, the acquisition of Activision would likely make Microsoft the largest game publisher, and on top of that, Microsoft as a whole is a much larger company than Sony, with a market capitalization over twenty times its size.

Nadella’s comments came after Britain’s Competition and Markets Authority launched a more extensive investigation into the purchase. The CMA said it is “concerned” that Microsoft’s proposal to buy Activision Blizzard could “significantly lessen competition” in the sale of games consoles, subscription services and cloud gaming networks.

But forget about PlayStation and Xbox. PC gaming is the only way to fly. You are above small business shenanigans. All you care about is Modern Warfare 2 PC specs which dropped today along with the open beta for the game on the platform… If you pre-ordered!

The minimum specs for the beta require 8GB of RAM, an Intel Core i5-3570 or AMD Ryzen 5 1600X CPU, along with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon RX 470 card. The recommended specs, meanwhile, call for 16GB of RAM, an Intel Core i7-4770K or AMD Ryzen 7 1800X CPU, and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 580 card.

So if you’ve built or bought a PC in the last 8 years, you should be ready.

Fine-tuning your in-game settings has also never been easier. Modern Warfare 2 has added some great features such as a customizable quick settings menu and a settings search bar.

A full list of specifications and features can be found at GameSpot dot com.

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