Bobby Kotick accuses Sony of ‘trying to sabotage’ Microsoft’s Activision takeover | VGC
It’s safe to say that the Microsoft and Activision merger has been quite the rollercoaster ride thus far. Just when we thought that the two tech giants were finally going to be able to work together in harmony, it seems that Sony is now doing everything in its power to sabotage the deal.
First, it was Bobby Kotick, the CEO of Activision, who accused Sony of trying to scuttle the deal. In an interview with CNBC, Kotick said that “Sony is trying to do everything they can to undermine the deal.” He went on to say that Sony is “afraid of change” and that the company is “trying to protect its turf.”
Then, UK’s The Government’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said that the deal could harm gamers. In a statement, the CMA said that it was “concerned that the merger could reduce competition and choice for gamers.”
Now, Microsoft has subpoenaed Nintendo in an attempt to get information on Sony’s dealings with Activision. According to a report by Bloomberg, Microsoft is seeking information on “communications between Sony and Nintendo related to the proposed merger.”
It’s clear that Sony is not happy about the Microsoft and Activision merger, and it is doing everything in its power to make sure that the deal doesn’t go through.
We can only wait and see what Sony’s next move will be, but one thing is for sure: the company is not going down without a fight.