Microsoft and activism blizzard see new Sanctions Contra Xbox Series X|S y pcK CMA UK Now it says they both have to ask permission first”get a share“Matua.
We now know this thanks to GamesIndustry.biz, where they report that the Competition and Markets Authority as UK regulator imposed on two publishers and developers,
After both blocked the merger and seeing that Activision isn’t giving up and neither is Microsoft, it looks like regulators want to turn up the temperature a bit more; In case everything wasn’t hot enough already.
The details have been given in a provisional order published recently by the agency new restrictions on acquisition of shares about Xbox and Activision Blizzard,
Under the CMA mandate, both will require prior written consent from the regulator before doing the following:
- Acquire a stake in another company or a subsidiary, such as investing in another company’s development studio.
- Acquire a stake in another company, which in turn has a stake in another company.
- Retain the option to receive interest in any of the above.
The CMA itself has said that these restrictions have been added “so as to avoid preventive action“So much Activision Blizzard from Microsoft,
As long as UK regulators continue to block a merger between the two, they can only hope that the appeal goes in favor of the merger. windows manufacturer,
The logos of both also include King Studio.
Although their merger was approved in markets such as Japan, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Chile, and Ukraine, they are required by the FTC, CMA, and EU; Although the latter are shortly called favorable.
Meanwhile, Phil Spencer himself has spoken about blocking CMA before purchasing the studio and has already said what will happen if Microsoft doesn’t eventually merge with it.
Most interestingly, he’s already said something else about whether Xbox will surpass Sony or Nintendo: “There’s no big solution or victory for us.