The Activision-Blizzard takeover by Microsoft continues to have twists and turns and this concerns the public, ie you. This is what we can learn.
The acquisition of Activision-Blizzard by Microsoft continues to spill ink and animate debates of all kinds. This time it’s about public opinion. Indeed, the CMA, the British regulatory body which seems particularly strict, wishes to appeal to the public.
We ask for your opinion on the takeover
The CMA (Competition and Markets Authority) wishes to know the opinion of the public in its investigation. Given the somewhat unusual aspect of the takeover and the sums at stake, we can understand this change of direction even if it risks giving rise to endless debates and perhaps even relaunching the console war.
At this point, we invite anyone, including members of the public, to share their views with us.
While we believe the merger could have a negative impact on competition, we are also beginning to consider potential solutions to these concerns.
To contact the CMA about the takeover, you must obviously speak in the language of Shakespeare and send a message to the following address [email protected]
How to submit your evidence to the CMA
Evidence and views should be emailed to [email protected]
If you wish to provide attachments, ensure that they are in Word, Excel or searchable PDF format.
To assist the team, you may indicate any confidential material (including whether you wish to remain anonymous) and provide a non-confidential (redacted) version of your contribution, stating the reasons for your requests for confidentiality, as we may publish all or part of your contribution.
Please note that due to the anticipated volume of submissions, we may not be able to acknowledge and respond to your email individually.
The British government already specifies that they will not be able to process all requests. Which seems to be obvious given the number of pros and antis who will have a field day spitting their venoms.