Google, Nvidia Involved About Microsoft Deal To Purchase Activision Blizzard – Report | Techi Chicken


A brand new report claims that tech giants Google and Nvidia have expressed some issues about Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard. The FTC has sued Microsoft to attempt to cease the deal, and the case is now headed to courtroom after a preliminary listening to earlier this month.

Bloomberg reported that “Google and Nvidia offered data supporting a key FTC declare,” which is that Microsoft would declare an unfair benefit particularly within the areas of cell gaming, subscriptions and the cloud.

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The report goes on to say that Nvidia told the FTC that there is a “need for equal and open access” to the games. The company, however, is not directly opposed to the deal, the report said.

Google runs the massively popular Google Play store for mobile games and tried its hand at a streaming service with Stadia. closes on January 18. Nvidia, meanwhile, makes GPUs and has its own streaming service, GeForce Now.

Microsoft is looking to buy Activision Blizzard, in part, to help gain a foothold in the mobile gaming space. Microsoft doesn’t have much of a presence in the mobile gaming space right now, but if its deal for Activision Blizzard goes through, it will own Candy Crush, Call of Duty Mobile, Diablo Immortal, and every other Activision Blizzard mobile game .

Google and Nvidia join Sony in raising concerns over Microsoft’s bid to buy Activision Blizzard. Sony’s PlayStation division competes with Microsoft’s Xbox, and in particular, Sony has expressed concerns about the possibility of Activision’s Call of Duty series becoming an Xbox exclusive. Microsoft said that won’t happen and offered Sony a 10-year deal for Call of Duty.

Making Call of Duty exclusively for Xbox would be a “disastrous” business decision, Microsoft said.

Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard has already been approved in places like Brazil, Saudi Arabia and Serbia, but is having a much harder time getting through in the US and UK. Keep checking back with GameSpot for the latest.

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