The Xbox Activision-Blizzard affair has now become a case in which a spy movie script could easily emerge, especially after the arrival of “three more” enemies of Microsoft.
A film in which we imagine one of the regulatory bodies investigating the acquisition to prevent Xbox Game Pass (to which you can subscribe through Amazon) from becoming excessively powerful on market, like a villain.
Because it is full of twists, secrets and more or less indiscreetly disseminated information, such as the fact that Sony and Microsoft may have met “secretly” for Call of Duty .
All while there is also a possible deadline for the grand finale, because Xbox will try to close the Activision-Blizzard deal within a few weeks.
But before the end, one last (?) twist can’t be missing to keep the tension high because, as VGC reports, three other companies they are thrown into the fray.
Three new companies that have told the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) their concerns about versus Xbox’s acquisition of Activision-Blizzard.
A maneuver that is defined as harmful to competition, for which companies have expressed great concern and have presented their reasons to the CMA.
While Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, claims (obviously) that the maneuver would actually make the market more competitive, these mysterious companies therefore join Nvidia and Google who already had expressed their concern, especially in cloud and mobile gaming.
The problem, more than Xbox Game Pass, is in fact the dominance that Microsoft could have in the growing sector of mobile gaming.
One of the solutions, according to the CMA, would be to spin off Activision Blizzard, effectively tearing it apart, to avoid a risk of monopoly by Microsoft. Let’s see what will happen at this point because, sooner or later, this story will have to come to an end.