Microsoft appeals CMA’s ‘Activision Blizzard’ ban

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Microsoft has appealed the UK-based CMA’s “Activision Blizzard” block. The firm had recently received approval from the EU.

First of all, let’s give a summary for those who are not familiar with the process. Microsoftin the past year Activision Blizzard He bought his firm on paper and was fully prepared for this big hit. $68.7 billion paid. Call of Duty, Warcraft, Candy Crush, Tony Hawk, Diablo, Overwatch, Spyro, Hearthstone, Guitar Hero, Crash Bandicoot ve StarCraft the giant name behind games like Activision Blizzardpassed to Microsoft and Xbox side under the agreement. However, in this market created a huge monopoly concernso the purchase came under detailed scrutiny in many countries. Therefore, the purchasing process is still not fully completed. Sony didn’t like this at all, as Microsoft could raise the price of Call of Duty to block the process, make it available only on its own Xbox Game Pass subscription service, and even strategically. He said he was worried that Call of Duty on PlayStation could reduce its quality and performance..

On all this, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) made a statement and said that Microsoft’s offer to take over Activision Blizzard “Regarding console games in the UK will not lead to a significant reduction in competition came to a tentative conclusion. However, the final decision was not as positive as Microsoft wanted. Analyzing multiple Microsoft / Activision documents and more than 2,100 emails from the public, the agency said the deal was “It could change the future of the rapidly growing cloud gaming market, reduce innovation and lead to fewer options for UK gamers.” he concluded. then the European Union Microsoft approves Activision acquisition. About the process EU, Microsoft’s “He has no reason to refuse to release Activision games on Sony’s side” ve “Even if Microsoft decides to pull Activision games from PlayStation, it will not significantly harm competition in the console market.” conveyed.

Still on purchase approval The company, which is waiting for positive news from the USA, As he said before, the negative step of the CMA, which drew a reaction, brought an appeal. Microsoft is appealing the decision, considering it made fundamental mistakes in assessing CMA’s current position in cloud gaming services, considering that key cloud deals were not properly considered, and some other “justified objections” with his hand strong holding. As a result of this appeal, Microsoft is expected to receive its request, that is, its approval. As reported, regulators in Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Chile, Serbia, Japan and South Africa have ratified the deal. China, South Korea, New Zealand and Australia continue to examine the agreement. It is not yet known exactly what these countries will decide, but it is possible that Europe will set an example for everyone.

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