microsoft The acquisition of new studies was taken very seriously, and the proof of this is that the company published a job advertisement this week in which it is looking for a manager to help you evaluate future acquisitions in the video game industry.

“The Game Strategy and Development team serves as the corporate strategy function for the Xbox team,” the job posting for a “Game Strategy and Development Manager” reads.

“We work closely with the Gaming leadership team to identify and evaluate transformative growth opportunities. Our role is to help answer Microsoft Gaming’s toughest business questions, lead Microsoft’s M&A program Gaming (e.g. Activision Blizzard, ZeniMax, Double Fine, etc.) and identify and understand key industry dynamics.”

Microsoft acquires Activision Blizzard

According to the description, the winning candidate’s responsibilities will include “support strategic decisions with quantitative and qualitative rigor“, identifying trends consumption / technology / business keys” and “develop and evaluate the business case for content and technology acquisitions (M&A)“.

M&A activity in the gaming industry hit a record $85 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach $150 billion this year, with big deals like Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard and the acquisition of Zynga by Take-Two which have already been announced in the first months of 2022.

Among the latest rumours, the possible exit of Ubisoftwhere Microsoft could be one of the main interested in its acquisition with Sony, of course.

via: VGC