In an interview with CNBC, Bobby Kotick said, CEO of Activision BlizzardHe harshly criticized the British antitrust company’s decision to refuse to buy the company. Microsoft in England. Not only that, he said antitrust officials had spoken to Lina Khan before making their decision. CMA is an “FTC broker”.
Kotick, a week and a half ago meeting in Washington Between Lina Khan, chair of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, and the head of the CMA. Activision’s CEO cannot say for certain whether the acquisition was specifically discussed on that occasion, but according to him, British antitrust is being manipulated by the FTC, which as you know is trying to thwart the maneuver.
“I’m surprised to hear that Lina Khan and CMA president They had a meeting in Washington a week and a half ago,” said Kotick. You know, you shouldn’t be discussing a lawsuit that is legally pending. I don’t know if they talked. But you know, what do we think? Now we see that the CMA is a tool by the FTC to get those results. (yesterday’s rejection, ed) and they shouldn’t be treated that way”.
In short, the accusations of Activision Blizzard’s CEO are very harsh accusations, plus Microsoft’s decision to apply to the British CAT to overturn the CMA’s decision, but this could take a long time. Let’s see how the story unfolds.
On the matter, a few moments ago NVIDIA sided with Microsoft, stating that the acquisition of Activision Blizzard is good for the cloud gaming market.