Significant development in Microsoft case

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An important development has occurred since Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision-Blizzard, which turned into a snake story. EGDF supports Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard.

The European Game Developers Federation (EGDF), which covers 22 countries, officially supported Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard.

Biggest support for Microsoft came from EGDF

Published from the EGDF site in the statement “EGDF supports Microsoft’s acquisition of ActivisionBlizzard because its potential positive effects on competition in gaming markets in general outweigh any competitive concerns specific to the limited console and subscription market. In addition, in console gaming markets, Sony is the clear market leader with the Playstation platform, and Microsoft “It’s still a competitor,” he said.

In addition, he said that Microsoft’s acquisition of Activisin-Blizzard strengthens its competitive advantages for global game markets, and explained its reasons with the following items.

  • Microsoft’s acquisition of ActivisionBlizzard allows it to challenge Apple and Google as the dominant app stores in the mobile gaming market.
  • The acquisition gives Microsoft the ability to challenge Apple in emerging cloud gaming/game subscription service markets.
  • The acquisition enables Microsoft to challenge Tencent as the world’s leading global game developer and publisher.

Although this move strengthens Microsoft’s hand, time will show its effect on the course of the case. Considering that Microsoft has about five months left to finalize the process, it would not be right to say that the company has progressed very well so far.

It should not be forgotten that Google and NVIDIA also made statements in the opposite direction recently.