There it is again. This information has surfaced before and has now returned in more detail. Emails have been leaked between Xbox head Phil Spencer, CMO Chris Caposselli, and EVP and CMO Takeshi Numoto.
The letters were sent in 2020 and are part of a major leak in the dispute between Microsoft and the US Federal Trade Commission. You may have already read:
New letters show that Microsoft is very interested in buying Nintendo. The tech giant is aware of the Japanese brand’s popularity and rich catalog of games, including Mario. The acquisition will certainly solve the Xbox problem in Japan. Certainly Microsoft doesn’t want a hostile takeover.
Spencer even writes in an email that he has had numerous conversations with Nintendo’s board of directors about closer collaboration and believes that if any American company has a chance to acquire Nintendo, it is likely in the best position.
But he also mentions obstacles. Nintendo does not appear to be interested in acquiring. “They’re sitting on a big pile of cash,” Spencer wrote, adding that he doesn’t see an opportunity to buy Nintendo in the near future. So Microsoft is playing the long game with them. Later he also wrote that It’s taking Nintendo a long time to realize that its future exists outside of its own hardware..
This will also appear in the email. acquisition of Warner Bros. Interactive and ZeniMax with Bethesda. Spencer described both companies as companies that could be bought, but in the case of Warner Bros. he pointed out a big problem. Microsoft will acquire Avalanche Software, Monolith Productions, NetherRealm Studios or Rocksteady Games under its wing. However, the problem lies in the rights to brands such as Batman Arkham and Mortal Kombat, which will remain with Warner Bros.
As is known, negotiations with ZeniMax Media were ultimately successful, and Microsoft bought the company for $7.5 billion. However, the emails also mention Steam-owned Valve and Chinese TikTok.
Either way, this new leak follows on from earlier information. In 2020, Microsoft was also interested in purchasing Sega, which was among 46 companies being considered along with Bandai Namco, Capcom, Konami, Square Enix, Take-Two Interactive, Ubisoft, Valve and independent studios including IO Interactive with the Hitman brand.
Source :Indian TV