The film starring Microsoft, Activision Blizzard and Sony does not stop and continues to give something to talk about, given the insistence and critical statements that the company behind PlayStation has had. Now, Microsoft’s purchase of Activision will face new investigations, product of the concern that exists on the part of the Authority of Markets and Competition of the United Kingdom.
As Games Industry and Financial Times rescue, The UK Competition and Markets Authority gave Microsoft 5 working days to submit proposals in response to its concern about this acquisition. Microsoft not presenting such a requested response, the authorities proceeded to phase two of their production line: The investigation. This will take place in the coming weeks, and as a result of this Sony has issued a drastic statement.
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In response to statements by the UK Competition and Markets Authority, Sony has stated the following against Microsoft (translated): “By giving Microsoft control of Activision games like Call of Duty, this deal would have significant negative implications for gamers and the future of the gaming industry. We want to ensure that PlayStation players continue to have the highest quality gaming experience, and we appreciate the decision to focus on protecting players.” As a result of this, Microsoft has come to the fore, declaring that “It makes no business sense for Microsoft to remove Call of Duty from PlayStation given its position as the leading console in the market.”
Undoubtedly, the drama continues between both companies, with a desperate Sony trying to avoid this acquisition at all costs, even when it is a fact that Microsoft will not remove the Call of Duty franchise from PlayStation, secured even by Phil Spencer himself. We will see how these new investigations progress in the coming days, but there is a hard road for Microsoft on the horizon, and we hope that everything turns out for the best.