During the morning hours of this Wednesday, the results of the United Kingdom’s Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) investigation into Microsoft’s purchase of Activision Blizzard became known. The final decision, as you know, hasn’t been favorable to the company behind Xbox, as it ultimately blocked the merger.
purchases that are also being reviewed by other government entities in various countries, such as the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which subpoenaed Steve Singer, Nintendo of America’s vice president of publisher and developer relations, directly to testify. Summoned. About the deal that he will make with Microsoft, something that was known only recently. The meeting, according to reports, is a seven-hour-long announcement-making session
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That’s because, in their effort to get the merger approved with Activision, Microsoft and Nintendo agreed to a 10-year contract for Call of Duty with “full equality of functions and content” across their platforms, Singer said on the business. was the interlocutor of For this reason, perhaps the Federal Trade Commission has summoned the executive to find out more about the deal between Microsoft and Nintendo, certainly trying to verify that there is something to the detriment of other parties such as Sony. , which has opposed the acquisition and any settlement. with Microsoft.
According to Singer, the summons were issued only on March 29 and 30, while the deadline was March 3. The summons asked for the identity of the interlocutor around March 16 and then allegedly issued the summons after learning it was Singer, all information only recently revealed just as the CMA was delivering its decision on the other side of the planet.