Microsoft Activision Deal Hits A Major Call Of Duty
The news cycle has been awhirl with the potential merger of Microsoft and Activision Blizzard. Some are heralding it as a match made in heaven, while others are sounding the alarm about the potential harm it could do to the video game industry.
The U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is the latest to voice their concerns, asserting that the deal could “result in poorer quality games and less choice for gamers.”
Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard, was quick to fire back, calling the CMA’s statement “inaccurate and misleading.” He went on to say that, if the deal were to be blocked, it would be “the death valley for the U.K. video game industry.”
The CMA isn’t the only one with concerns about the deal. Some gamers are worried that Microsoft, if it were to own Activision Blizzard, would give preferential treatment to its own products, like XBox.
Regardless of the outcome, it’s clear that there is a lot at stake. This deal has the potential to shake up the video game industry in a big way.