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Microsoft expresses its interest in buying Warner Bros' Gaming Unit

Microsoft expresses its interest in buying Warner Bros' Gaming Unit
The Siliconreview
08 July, 2020

Microsoft, in its recent announcement, has shown its interest in buying Warner Bro's gaming unit. In June, the firm said that it would be adding more games to its live-streaming gaming platform mixer, and it will also team up with Facebook to compete with its arch-rival Amazon-owned Twitch. The tech giant also announced that the Microsoft mixer would be shuttered on July 22.

"It became clear that the time needed to grow our live streaming community to scale was out of measure with the vision and experiences that Microsoft and Xbox want to deliver for gamers now, so we've decided to close the operations side of Mixer and help the community transition to a new platform," the Mixer team stated.

Microsoft will encourage gamers to use the Facebook gaming platform, which almost has 700 million people who play games on this platform every month. To improve this transition, the Xbox team will work on the Mixer community and all the Mixer sites apps will be redirected to the Facebook users on the Facebook gaming platform with great visuals. With this move, Microsoft will enable its users to play the Mixer on Facebook and will give a fierce competition to other gaming sites that currently exist in the market.