The story continues because the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and their investigation into Microsoft’s potential acquisition of Activision Blizzard has been prolonged right into a second section. Sony and different traders are nonetheless involved in regards to the impression of this deal and the ramifications it might have on Sony’s potential to compete as Microsoft would acquire full possession of the Call of Duty collection.
The subsequent section of the investigation will appoint an unbiased panel to scrutinize the deal intimately and to guage the likelihood and probability that such a deal might lead to a considerable lessening of competitors. There isn’t any strategy to inform how lengthy this section might final, because the panel would need to ensure that to be as thorough as potential as a consequence of simply how giant this deal is within the gaming trade.
While Microsoft has introduced that the Call of Duty collection will proceed on PlayStation for ‘several more years,’ PlayStation nonetheless believes this deal to be insufficient.
Sony “welcomed” this extra investigation saying that the deal would have “main unfavourable implications for avid gamers and the way forward for the gaming trade,” whereas Microsoft instructed VGC that “It makes zero enterprise sense for Microsoft to take away Call of Duty from PlayStation given its market main console place.”
Buckle up, we could possibly be right here some time.
Aspen Pash, News Editor
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