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Microsoft CEO Confident AB Merger Will be Approved, Says 'Let Us Have Competition'



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 4 months ago '21        #1
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Microsoft CEO Confident AB Merger Will be Approved, Says 'Let Us Have Competition'
 

 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is still confident that the company’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard will be approved, and said, "if this is about competition, let us have competition.”


In an interview with Bloomberg, Nadella says, “Of course, any acquisition of this size will go through scrutiny, but we feel very, very confident that we’ll come out.”

A key concern, particularly for the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in the UK, has been that the merger could be anti-competitive for the gaming industry as a whole. However, Nadella points out that Microsoft’s main competitor, Sony, has also acquired studios, including big ones like Bungie.

Nadella continues, “So if this is about competition, let us have competition.”

Concerns surrounding the anti-competitiveness of the merger center around franchises like Call of Duty potentially becoming exclusive to Microsoft platforms. Xbox’s Phil Spencer has already confirmed that he’d like to keep Call of Duty a multiplatform franchise for the time being, but add its titles to Xbox Game Pass in order to make it accessible in different ways to Xbox customers.

But PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan lambasted Xbox’s offer of extending Call of Duty’s availability on PlayStation for only three additional years after existing contacts expire, calling it “inadequate.”

Other companies, such as Electronic Arts, think that a successful merger could mean new opportunities for their own franchises. CEO Andrew Wilson says that the multiplatform nature of the Battlefield franchise could benefit from Call of Duty potentially becoming a Microsoft-exclusive one.

The near $70 billion deal is by far the biggest gaming buyout of its kind, and is being scrutinized by regulators across the world. The deal is undergoing investigaton in the UK, US, Brazil and more – a final decision is still likely to be months away at least.

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 4 months ago '18        #2
Juliette DaBlok  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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Ive seen this thread before
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 4 months ago '22        #3
God Bless You 
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Already a thread about this
@ can you delete this one

God bless
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 4 months ago '18        #4
Juliette DaBlok  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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 God Bless said
Already a thread about this
@ can you delete this one

God bless
Thanks officer
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 4 months ago '05        #5
Krazie 
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As expected

Who's next, though?
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 4 months ago '21        #6
Waddup Doe  OP
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 Krazie said
As expected

Who's next, though?
Probably someone small. They don't want Sony to get scared and Call the cops again on them
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 4 months ago '14        #7
Swade009  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
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This isn’t competition this is let me buy an established company and destroy it from the inside by devaluing it on your platform to test your server performance, so you can attempt to be Amazon.
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 4 months ago '05        #8
Krazie 
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 Swade009 said
This isn’t competition this is let me buy an established company and destroy it from the inside by devaluing it on your platform to test your server performance, so you can attempt to be Amazon.
It's quite literally competition.
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 4 months ago '21        #9
Square Life  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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 Krazie said
It's quite literally competition.
these people try to make up how business should be conducted but live in apartments, the world don't work the way they want it to.
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 4 months ago '18        #10
Juliette DaBlok  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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 Square Life said
these people try to make up how business should be conducted but live in apartments, the world don't work the way they want it to.
He probably voted for Trump and prays to Q
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 4 months ago '04        #11
cuzjuan  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 Swade009 said
This isn’t competition this is let me buy an established company and destroy it from the inside by devaluing it on your platform to test your server performance, so you can attempt to be Amazon.
ya'll ponies such hypocrites...
sony uses its money to money hat and keep titles exclusive from xbox and others... you ponies claim xbox for brokies and ponies pay. but now that xbox has opened its wallet, having money aint cool for competition any more...

i dont know why yall dont ktse and go on a spending spree ur selves, since yall claim to be ballers and are self professed business gawds, that know more than the riches company in the world MS...




snap out of it....
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 4 months ago '17        #12
SPdaGOAT  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
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Microsoft still lying like anyone tryna block this deal or even check for it at all lmfao.

Just make games man
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 4 months ago '20        #13
5ive04our  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x228
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 Swade009 said
This isn’t competition this is let me buy an established company and destroy it from the inside by devaluing it on your platform to test your server performance, so you can attempt to be Amazon.
Yup just like Sony created Insomniac from the ground up

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 4 months ago '14        #14
Swade009  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
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 5ive04our said
Yup just like Sony created Insomniac from the ground up

Is Insomniac better or worse since the merger

Buying activision is a desperation move because MS hasn’t been able to deliver on games.
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 4 months ago '20        #15
5ive04our  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x228
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 Swade009 said
Is Insomniac better or worse since the merger

Buying activision is a desperation move because MS hasn’t been able to deliver on games.


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 4 months ago '04        #16
cuzjuan  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 SPdaGOAT said
Microsoft still lying like anyone tryna block this deal or even check for it at all lmfao.

Just make games man
lying about what? and isnt SONy, the ONLY ppl tryna block this sh*t?

i dont get the points yall tryna make here...
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 4 months ago '17        #17
SPdaGOAT  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
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 SPdaGOAT said
Microsoft still lying like anyone tryna block this deal or even check for it at all lmfao.
Not sure what’s trippin this guy up
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 4 months ago '17        #18
SPdaGOAT  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
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Reading comprehension makes me question how y’all even figured out how keyboards and touch screens work ngl
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 4 months ago '04        #19
cuzjuan  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 Swade009 said
Is Insomniac better or worse since the merger

Buying activision is a desperation move because MS hasn’t been able to deliver on games.
Is mojang/Minecraft better or worse since ms? Best selling game ever, is not to shabby..
Or something Sony hasn't achieved doesn't count...?

And Sony adding a streaming first party service to compete with Xbox not desperation? As a business you have to provide the service customers expect..

And news flash, customers expect games and gamepass provides that. No one but ponies specify wether their first party or not. Nintendo or Xbox don't care who makes their game unlike ponies. We wanted games gamepass provides at no extra cost.

In fact, ever since Sony started their service gamepass has stepped up even more.. imagine when they goto defcon 1.


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 4 months ago '05        #20
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 4 months ago '17        #21
Naga Sadow  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x27
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 Juliette DaBlok said
He probably voted for Trump and prays to Q
Nah he prays to his daddy Putin thinking he'll bring world peace.
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 4 months ago '16        #22
Novii  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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 4 months ago '21        #23
Waddup Doe  OP
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 Novii said

Lmfao



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