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This hilarious ‘Endgame’ edit pokes fun at Sony after Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision

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It’s been a few days since Microsoft dropped the bombshell of the decade by revealing that they’re buying Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion and we’re still not completely over the news. The entire online community is shaken by it, though many are having a ton of fun with its industry-shattering implications.

After all, it’s not just the fact that Xbox now owns some of the most profitable and revenue-generating video games of the past decade (e.g. Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, and Candy Crush) but also the idea that the first-party output for Microsoft’s ninth-generation console counterpart to Sony’s PlayStation 5 is projected to dominate the mainstream gaming market in the near future.

Through the acquisitions of both Bethesda and Activision, the Xbox branch of Microsoft now has a whopping 32 studios, and each one contributes at least one IP to the software company’s epic lineup of games. That draws a stark contrast with the eighth generation, where the green team was constantly struggling to keep up with PlayStation’s numerous first-party developers.

Recently, a user on YouTube who goes by the name of Samurai Kibiji did an edit of Avengers: Endgame‘s iconic “portal scene” that hilariously depicts all the new IPs coming to Xbox’s rescue after many a year of hardship against the competition. The clip is going viral on social media platforms, and you can watch a cut version of it that’s been circulating on Twitter:

Beyond the obvious concern that Microsoft’s move might own a dangerously high proportion of the industry, there might be exciting things ahead in the current generation.

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Jonathan Wright

Jonathan is a religious consumer of movies, TV shows, video games, and speculative fiction. And when he isn't doing that, he likes to write about them. He can get particularly worked up when talking about 'The Lord of the Rings' or 'A Song of Ice and Fire' or any work of high fantasy, come to think of it.