Xbox Activision deal should not include Call Of Duty suggests UK regulator in final ruling

February 8, 2023
Gaming Set Up

Partner Stuart Smith comments on the Competition and Markets Authority's (CMA) opposition to Microsoft's deal to acquire Activision Blizzard, in Metro.

"Microsoft wouldn’t be planning to spend $75bn to acquire Activision if it didn’t think there would be a material advantage in doing so."

"The CMA have rightly identified that commitments from Microsoft to keep Call of Duty available on PlayStation for years to come are only part of the story, and that the prospect of Call of Duty being available to play in the cloud only via Xbox cloud services could give Microsoft a competitive edge that Sony and other rivals might never catch up."

Stuart's comments were published in Metro, 8 February 2023, and can be found here.

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