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Did Microsoft just say that Activision Blizzard was unoriginal?

by on05 August 2022

Nothing to see here move on please 

Software King of the World Microsoft has just told anti-trust regulators that its $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard is not important because the outfit does not release "unique" or "must have" games.

While it seems to us that you don't write a $68.7 billion cheque for a games maker which is dull and boring, that is pretty much what Vole told the New Zealand Business Acquisitions and Authorisations Commerce Commission.

Microsoft claimed that no Activision Blizzard game has "unique" characteristics, so its rivals would do well without Activision Blizzard titles and would be able to compete in the gaming market.

"With respect to Activision Blizzard video games, there is nothing unique about the video games developed and published by Activision Blizzard that is a "must have" for rival PC and console video game distributors that could give rise to a foreclosure concern," the company said.


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