Microsoft's CEO hits back at PlayStation, PC specs for Modern Warfare 2, and new details on the next Splinter Cell.
Microsoft’s CEO weighs in on the Xbox/PlayStation drama, Modern Warfare 2 specs for PC dropped, and an update on the next Splinter Cell game. All on today’s GameSpot News.
Speaking with Bloomberg, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is confident that the company’s proposed $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard will be approved by regulators.
The executive went on to point out that Microsoft is not the biggest player in gaming–he estimated that Microsoft is the No. 4 or No. 5 player in the space, with Sony being first. “So if this is about competition, let us have competition,” Nadella said.
While this statement is true, acquiring Activision would likely make Microsoft the biggest games publisher, and on top of that, Microsoft as a whole is a much bigger company than Sony, with a market capitalization over twenty times the size.
Nadella’s comments came after the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority launched a more extensive investigation into the buyout. The CMA said it is “concerned” that Microsoft’s proposal to buy Activision Blizzard could “substantially lessen competition” for sales of game consoles, subscription services, and cloud gaming networks.
But forget about PlayStation and Xbox. PC gaming is the only way to fly. You’re above petty corporate squabbles. All you care about is Modern Warfare 2 PC specs, which dropped today, along with the open beta for the game on the platform… If you pre-ordered!
The minimum specs for the beta call for 8 GB of RAM, an Intel Core i5-3570 or AMD Ryzen 5 1600X CPU, along with a Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon RX 470 card. The recommended specs, meanwhile, call for 16 GB of RAM, an Intel Core i7-4770K or AMD Ryzen 7 1800X CPU, and a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 580 card.
So if you’ve built or bought a PC in the last 8-ish years, you should be in the clear.
Fine tuning your in-game settings has also never been easier. Modern Warfare 2 has added some great functionality, such as a customizable quick settings menu and a settings search bar.
A full list of specs and features can be found on GameSpot dot com.