Microsoft plans to purchase Valve, according to a rumor that probably will not go beyond that

Microsoft buying Valve

It seems like Microsoft He has put on his jukebox and buce a very popular song by the group Queen in which they sang "I want it all." Although we have not echoed here in Linux Adictos, during this week they have presented new Windows functions with AI along with new hardware, the company's computers that will begin to use ARM processors. Today a rumor has also begun to sound that claims that it wants to go all out in the video game sector.

Microsoft already had the Xbox platform, months ago it definitively bought Activision and this rumor would ensure that it does not want to stop there. According to a gaming-related content creator, Microsoft is preparing 16000M to buy Valve. For about three years, this company has gained a lot of popularity in the Linux community for having launched the Steam Deck, and precisely this device would be one of the reasons for Microsoft's interest.

UPDATED: It seemed unlikely, and for a reason: it has turned out to be fake news.

Microsoft would also keep Steam

So and how we read in the source that has launched the rumor, we remember that based on the statements of a content creator for gaming, and it is something I agree with, all this would make a lot of sense for Microsoft, but little or nothing for Valve. If the purchase were to materialize, those from Redmond would form a fearsome combination in which they would have the Xbox platform, Activision, which among other things is behind Call of Duty, and Steam, the most popular PC video game store.

Also, Microsoft seems crazy about enter the handheld sector, and who has the most popular one, or one of them, on the market? Valve. If he bought the company he would take everything.

On the other hand, this It doesn't seem to make that much sense for Valve. 16000M seems like a lot, but Facebook paid a little less for WhatsApp, a company that offered its services "for free", see the quotes. That is to say, those 16000M seem little to me.

On the other hand, Valve has just started a new chapter with hardware sales. It is true that they sell the Steam Deck for little more than the cost price, but its popularity surely brings them benefits from sales that they did not make before on Steam. Yes, even I consider buying several games that I already have on my wish list.

It would be bad for the competition

There are more platforms that sell games, but not as important. The only real big one that would be left would be PSN (Sony), so practically there would be no competition. The lack of this competition could cause regulators to not approve the purchase.

But this is all a rumor, and let's hope it stays there. Now that I have decided that one is coming Steam deck to my house…

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