I guess 'big news' means different things to different people. I saw this news on my feed yesterday and "huh, well what do you know?" was the gist of my reaction as I promptly moved to the next article.
Now when I saw an article informing me that Gleylancer was coming to Switch in October for $7, I was like "STOP THE PRESSES!".
Gleylancer on the switch was amazing. One of my favorite games last year. I never imported MD games back in the day, so that game was always one I read about and thought looked cool, but was never able to play. Great variety in level design and ship/weapon choices, and the anime cut scenes reminded me of Macross/Robotech. I thought it was awesome.
As for this new MS acquisition, I mean they wouldn't have ponied up that much cash unless they thought this would make them tons of money in the future. I know they've been pushing their gamepass thing for a while now, and I'd imagine stuff like new CoD games with exclusive/early content and the WoW and other mmo type games being on there would bring a lot of new users into their platform. Or maybe they've got something new planned, who knows. But when they bought Rare or literally any other big game company purchase, it was nothing like this. This is just stupid money, so they have to have some big plans in store.