Sony agrees with more extensive investigation into Activision acquisition

Sony has indicated that the company welcomes the expanded investigation into Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard.

The company made this known in a statement to Games Industry. “This deal has major negative implications for gamers and the future of the gaming industry, as Microsoft would gain ownership of Activision games such as Call of Duty. We want to ensure that PlayStation gamers continue to receive the highest quality gaming experience.” We appreciate CMA’s focus on protecting gamers.”

Yesterday it emerged that British competition watchdog CMA is expanding its antitrust investigation into Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard. Initially this was claimed by the Financial Times, but later in the day it was officially confirmed.

The second phase of the CMA’s investigation involves setting up an independent panel to further investigate the acquisition and evaluate whether the acquisition will have a significant impact on competition between companies. It is not known how long this investigation will take.

Microsoft has also responded to CMA’s decision. A spokesperson told VGC: “It’s totally illogical for Microsoft to ban Call of Duty from PlayStation given that console’s leading position.”

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