Microsoft accused the UK regulator of adopting Sony's accusations in the Activision investigation

Microsoft accused the UK regulator of adopting Sony’s accusations in the Activision investigation

According to Microsoft, the CMA embraced Sony’s allegations “without the required amount of critical assessment.” The claim that the incumbent market leader, with demonstrable and durable market strength, may be foreclosed by the third biggest supplier as a consequence of losing access to one title is not plausible,” the company said. Microsoft said in its answer that it is looking forward to engaging with the CMA during Phase 2, and it seems that the company is committed to helping the regulator realize the merits of the transaction.

In a statement to Reuters, a Sony spokeswoman reiterated the company’s position, calling the contract “unfair.” “This is terrible for competition, the gaming industry, and gamers themselves.