Google and Nvidia Oppose Microsoft-Activision Blizzard Deal

  • 15-01-2023 |
  • Polad Aladi

Google and Nvidia have joined Sony in expressing their concerns about the proposed Microsoft-Activision Blizzard deal. The proposed deal would see Microsoft acquire Activision Blizzard, one of the world's largest video game publishers. It has raised eyebrows among competitors, who fear that the acquisition could lead to a monopoly in the gaming industry.

The proposed deal has raised competition concerns as it would give Microsoft a monopoly over the video game market. In addition to owning its own game studios, Microsoft would also own one of the largest third-party publishers in the world. This would give Microsoft an unprecedented level of control over the gaming industry, which could lead to higher prices, fewer choices, and less innovation.

Google and Nvidia are the latest companies to voice their opposition to the proposed deal. Both companies have stated that they believe the deal would create a monopoly and stifle competition. Google's head of gaming, Phil Harrison, said that "such a move could risk creating a new dominant player in the market and is likely to raise competition concerns."

Nvidia echoed these sentiments, stating that "Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard would concentrate too much power in one company's hands and reduce competition and choice for consumers." Sony has also expressed its opposition to the deal, with Jim Ryan, CEO of Playstation, saying that "the acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft could create a dominant player in the gaming industry and could reduce choice for consumers."

It remains to be seen whether the proposed Microsoft-Activision Blizzard deal will go through. Competitors have strongly opposed the deal, worrying that it might create a monopoly in the gaming industry. Google, Nvidia, and Sony have all voiced their opposition to the proposed deal, and it remains to be seen if the deal will be approved or not.