Microsoft Expects The UK To Oppose Its Activision Blizzard Acquisition
If Microsoft can convince the UK and EU to accept its concessions, things may go in Microsoft’s favor.
Microsoft's legal team is expecting that the United Kingdom’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will oppose its acquisition of Activision Blizzard following the European Union’s (EU) antitrust warning. According to the New York Times, (paywall) “Microsoft’s legal team also expects the antitrust authority in Britain to oppose the transaction”.
According to the report, Microsoft hopes to convince the UK and the EU to accept its adjustment and approve the deal. If Microsoft can persuade the EU in its favor, it could cause a domino effect by then having the UK accept the concessions. Furthermore, Microsoft could then use both approvals into building its defense against the FTC in the United States.
In other news, Microsoft recently claimed that Sony had lied to the EU’s antitrust authorities about Microsoft’s intentions with Call of Duty to dissuade EU regulators concerning the Activision Blizzard acquisition.
- Microsoft Wins In Gamer-Led Antitrust Lawsuit To Stop Activision Blizzard Acquisition, For Now
- FTC Wants More Details On Microsoft's 10-Year Deals With Nintendo And Nvidia
- UPDATED: Microsoft Reiterates Promises Not To Make Call Of Duty Exclusive Following Activision Blizzard Merger, Sony Now Worried About Buggy Ports
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