UK Regulator Delays Reporting about Microsoft’s Activision Acquisition

The CMA states that it “aims at completing the inquiry as quickly as possible and in front of this date.”

The CMA is investigating the proposed $68.7 Billion buyout of Activision Blizzard from Xbox parent company Microsoft. The CMA is concerned about the proposed move, just like other regulators around. These concerns boil down to one: whether Microsoft’s acquisition of the Call of Duty franchise could negatively impact Sony and Nintendo.


These concerns and the amount of time it takes to collect and review evidence are the main reasons the CMA chose to delay its report. Martin Coleman, chair of the inquiry group, stated that the group considered “the scope and complexity” of the investigation as well as the need to review a lot of evidence when it confirmed the move.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), in the United States, has already confirmed that Microsoft doesn’t want to own Activision. In fact, it went so far as to file a lawsuit to stop it from happening.

Microsoft repeatedly tried to calm minds by stating that it would be willing to sign a ten-year-long agreement with Sony and Nintendo to ensure Call of Duty remains a coss platform even after the Activision Blizzard purchase is complete.

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