This news for me (as a long time blizzard fan who wants to see the company come back from the dead) is certainly a 'the lesser of two huge evils situation' We will have to wait and see with what this means for both companies. Another reason they might have pulled the trigger on this is that I know Blizzard has long been looking to make the huge move to port WoW to consoles, and it looks like that might be more in the pipelines then we think. The xbox make logical sense as the target console for the port. (at first) As long as Microsoft doesn't stop publishing all these great franchises to PC and truly gives actiblizz the leadership changes it needs, we should be safe from xbox exclusives and fuckery. I genuinely don't consider a game exclusive it also pops up on PC, and blizzart/activision have about the same relationship with Nintendo as Microsoft has (they have the D2, D3, and Overwatch, Crash Bandicoot on the system) so if there was another console they could port too, it would be Switch.