Google and Nvidia have become the latest companies to express concern about Microsoft’s $69 billion purchase of Activision Blizzard. Sony has been making a stink about the deal for a long time in several jurisdictions, but Google and Nvidia have decided to file their complaints with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the United States.
The information was provided to Bloomberg by sources it has asked to remain anonymous. They say Google and Nvidia have told the FTC that Microsoft could gain an unfair advantage from the deal in the cloud, subscription, and mobile gaming sectors if the deal is approved. Sources revealed that Nvidia is not strictly against the acquisition but wants to ensure that there is equal and open access to game titles. Call of Duty.
The FTC is scheduled to hold an internal trial regarding the acquisition in August. Google, Nvidia, or Sony could be called to testify in an FTC lawsuit. Any compromise that allows the deal to go forward would involve forcing Microsoft to keep open access to the games for at least a decade. Microsoft has already expressed its willingness to do so, but it is unclear what will happen next.
Call of Duty Most of Microsoft’s competitors would be most concerned because of its popularity but Activision Blizzard owns many other really popular titles such as The world of gaming, Crash Bandicoot, Guitar Hero, Starcraft, stove., Diablo, Overwatch, Candy Crush Saga, and more. Hopefully, regulators can find a way to ensure the acquisition works for all parties involved.