Phil Spencer is now Microsoft Gaming CEO, following Activision Blizzard deal

Phil Spencer has been named CEO of the new Microsoft Gaming division. It  includes all of the company's gaming assets. This means that now all the heads of Microsoft's gaming business will report directly to Spencer. Phil Spencer also announced the changes in an email to Xbox employees.

Despite Microsoft’s acquisition, Activision Blizzard will still release games for the PlayStation

Today, Microsoft announced its intention to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion. The deal is set to close somewhere between July 2022 and June 2023. Obviously, the acquisition will require approval from both the boards of directors of both companies and from regulatory authorities.

Microsoft announces acquisition of Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion

Microsoft has announced its intention to buy Activision Blizzard, one of the world's leading game developers. The acquisition will reportedly accelerate the growth of Microsoft's gaming business across mobile, PC, consoles and the cloud. The transaction amount will be $68.7 billion. The Redmond firm plans to complete the purchase in the 2023 financial year.

Third party Widget support is already on the way to Windows 11

Windows 11 is likely to get support for third-party widgets pretty soon. The widget panel is one of the major innovations in Windows 11. But its current set of features is very limited. It only supports widgets made by Microsoft. Currently, the panel can only display the weather forecast, traffic information, as well as the Outlook calendar, photos and to-do list from Microsoft To-Do. However, the situation may change soon.