The CMA’s veto on Microsoft’s purchase of Activision Blizzard didn’t sit well with the Redmond giant, and this time the problem wasn’t in Call of Duty itself, but in the “risks” that the entity took on the future of cloud gaming. saw this seat for Face-to-face conflicts with those organized by other regulatory bodies of competition, and the truth is that it doesn’t make sense, especially after the concessions made by the Redmond giant.
the situation has reached cma living alone, To date, most of the world’s competition regulators have approved Microsoft’s purchase of Activision Blizzard, and it finally looks like we’ve gotten over the fever generated around Call of Duty as a potential “destroyer” of competition. is, something that doesn’t make sense, because in the end it’s nothing more than a game, and Nintendo has been able to overwhelm Sony despite not calling it a franchise.
The point is that Microsoft is quite clear How far are you willing to go to buy Activision Blizzard, And it looks like he wasn’t bluffing when he said he could go ahead with the purchase even though the CMA is opposed to it, something that could greatly hurt UK players.
According to new information, the Redmond giant has already hired expert lawyers in this matter to determine What can you do if your appeal is ultimately rejected at CAT (Competition Appeal Court),
In case of dismissal of appeal, we must be clear that it This would not mean a definitive blockade by the United Kingdom., as there could be a new appeal to the courts based on the idea that states should not be able to veto a globally approved purchase merely for the “interest of consumers”. This would be an option Microsoft would have, another would be to go ahead with the purchase despite the United Kingdom’s refusal.
If the latter occurs, players in the United Kingdom will be left without Activision Blizzard games, both of which are traditionally offered in either physical or digital format, and which are available through Game Pass. In fact, it means The United Kingdom would be left without Call of Duty, and without franchises such as Diablo, Warcraft, Overwatch and others.
Microsoft is very serious with this buyout move, and that’s normal because in the end it’s crucial to the future of the Xbox division, and it needs to be able to recover lost ground against PlayStation. As of writing this article, the procurement operation has been approved by 39 countries, They include all that make up the European Community.