By Darryl Lara November 25, 2022

Sony claims that Microsoft's acquisition of Activision could lead to price hike

Sony issued a statement expressing confidence that the state regulators will conclude that the deal would result in a considerable shrinking of the competition and should be blocked. 

The console maker claims that if the Microsoft acquisition pushes through, independent game developers would be affected as Xbox could result in an increase in price of the games, hardware, and subscriptions.

Sony argues if Microsoft gains control over the content of Activision, it could harm the industry. 

Microsoft wants to offer the Activision Blizzard games to be a part of the Xbox Game Pass. 

Sony claims this would tip the balance towards Game Pass and away from PS Plus. 

The UK CMA has until March 1, 2023, to publish the results of its in-depth investigation and decide on a course of action.