According to a report from the United Kingdom’s Competition and Markets Authority, the public supports Microsoft’s attempted merger with Activision-Blizzard. In fact, almost 75% of those interviewed about the acquisition were in favor of the deal going through.
These statements were collected during a two-week period in October as part of the organization’s inquiry into the deal. The regulatory body received 2,100 emails. Almost 75% of those emails supported the merger between the two companies. About 25% of the emails didn’t support the merger.
Additionally, the CMA included a list of reasons that people provided when asked why they support the proposed merger. Some said this deal would help Microsoft compete more with Sony and Nintendo. Others believe that Microsoft would not make Activision-Blizzard content exclusive to Xbox consoles.
At this time, the CMA is still in the midst of its investigation into Microsoft’s merger with Activision-Blizzard. The CMA plans on releasing its final report on the acquisition on March 1st, 2023.
(All information was provided by GamesIndustry.biz)