Microsoft’s Acquisition of Activision Blizzard Under UK Competition and Markets Authority Scrutiny
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Activision Blizzard has reaffirmed its commitment to Call of Duty: Mobile (COD:M) after Microsoft announced plans to buy out the company in January of last year. The $68.7 billion deal is currently being examined by the UK Competition and Markets Authority, and Microsoft has informed the investigating agency that COD:M will be gradually phased out outside of China once Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile becomes available.
The assertion that COD:M will eventually be deprecated could potentially dissuade players from making in-app purchases to enhance their gaming experience, impacting the game’s revenue. However, Activision Blizzard has stated that there is a roadmap of fresh in-game content prepared for COD:M, implying that the company is in it for the long haul. Warzone Mobile is slated for release on Android this year, but there is currently no specific launch date mentioned in Activision’s statement.
Judging by Warzone’s popularity on PC, the Android release of Warzone Mobile looks set to be worth the wait.