A US Congressman calls for examining the purchase of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft

The mastodontic purchase of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft continues to generate reactions. The last one comes from the political sphere of United States , where a representative of the Congress for the Democratic Party wanted to make clear the concern of him for the agreement on Twitter, asking him to be examined very closely.


Activision Blizzard, who is already a gaming giant, has a model of harassment to workers to evade responsibilities about galloping bad sexual behaviors, I hope that this agreement is closely close to guarantee that it does not harm Workers and competition , said the politician on Twitter.

Obviously, all purchasing agreements, and more one with so many assets in Liza, will be examined very closely by regulatory agencies involved. In fact, a few weeks ago the purchase of Sumo digital by Tencent Games in the United States having is to save pitfalls from the authorities. But without a doubt, it is novelty that a politician shows him concern for an agreement of the sector.

As we echoed ourselves in 3D games, analysts see unlikely that the operation is blocked when viewing as an example more of vertical integration. However, a year and a half is ahead where political representatives can press up to stop the agreement or, at a minimum, so that they look at maximum attention.

Between means, Phil Spencer yesterday left some statements on Twitter aimed at appeased the concerns of PlayStation shown by the company hours before: I confirmed Sony our intention to honor all existing agreements after acquiring Activision Blizzard and our desire to maintain Call of Duty in PlayStation.


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