Why the blocked Activision deal was Microsoft’s darkest day in Britain

Brad Smith, the president of Microsoft, has expressed his disappointment within the UK’s resolution to dam the corporate’s £55 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard, calling it the “darkest day in our 4 a long time in Britain”. The Competitors and Markets Authority (CMA) introduced that the deal was being halted as a result of issues that proudly owning Activision Blizzard’s gaming catalogue may hurt competitors within the cloud gaming market. Smith claimed the choice would discourage innovation and funding within the UK, and stated it was “most likely the darkest day in our 4 a long time in Britain”.

Smith criticised the CMA for stopping the deal over issues about cloud gaming, which he described as a small facet of Microsoft’s enterprise. The CMA defined that it believed the cloud gaming market was fast-growing and that permitting the acquisition may undermine innovation. Martin Coleman, chairman of the unbiased panel investigating the deal, stated it will strengthen Microsoft’s benefit and allow it to undercut rivals. Microsoft confirmed it is going to attraction the choice.

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