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Microsoft-Activision deal: What's on the cards for gamers in India?

Despite global brouhaha over Microsoft's dominance, the merger may benefit gamers here


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Debarghya Sanyal New Delhi
The debate around Microsoft’s pending $68.7-billion acquisition of American video game publisher Activision Blizzard continues to intensify, particularly after Microsoft’s recent meeting with European Union regulators. During the meeting, Microsoft looked to make its case, mostly countering Sony’s opposition to the deal.

One of the biggest points about the Activision purchase pertains to the potential implications for Call of Duty, one of the world's best-selling video game franchises.

Sony argues that the acquisition would grant Microsoft too much control over a franchise like Call of Duty, and the potential restrictions may give the company an unfair advantage.

Microsoft counters this

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First Published: Feb 28 2023 | 12:40 PM IST

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