Sony The deal between Microsoft and Activision will have serious

Sony: The deal between Microsoft and Activision will have “serious negative consequences for gamers and the future of the gaming industry”.

Sony representative at the request of the portal gaming industry commented on the UK Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) decision to conduct an in-depth review of Microsoft’s $68.7 billion transaction to acquire Activision Blizzard.

    Image Credit: Activision Blizzard

Image Credit: Activision Blizzard

Recall that the news about the transfer of Activision Blizzard under the wing of Microsoft raises doubts about the release of the publisher’s games on the platforms of competitors, but the company intends to comply with all existing agreements and even go beyond them.

According to a Sony spokesman, the company welcomes and appreciates the CMA’s actions. The Japanese platform owner sees the actions of the British regulator “focused on protecting players”.

“Microsoft’s handing over control of games like Call of Duty to Activision will have serious negative consequences for gamers and the future of the gaming industry.”— consider in Japanese society.

    Image source: Xbox

Image source: Xbox

Microsoft has already responded to Sony’s statement: “It makes no business sense for Microsoft to remove Call of Duty from PlayStation given its leadership position in the console market.”.

Earlier, the head of Sony Interactive Entertainment Jim Ryan (Jim Ryan) said that Microsoft offered to guarantee the security of Call of Duty on the PlayStation just three years after the end of Sony’s current deal with Activision.

Microsoft plans to complete its acquisition of Activision Blizzard by June 30, 2023, but first needs to get the green light from a number of regulators. So far, a potential union has only been approved in Saudi Arabia.

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