Don't care if it shuts down competition, Sony can eat a D anyways with their exclusive BS.But this deal better not get shut down! this is the only hope for wows future with microsoft money. Wows future with actiblizz gonna be a few more shadowlands before its permenant maintanance
That being said, I agree with Poromania, this should be an issue we care about and go forward with carefully, as much as we hate ACTV the devil you know can be better than the Devil you dont.
now its all about who controls the video game industry. after some years there will be few major players left and somehow, i think, none will interupt merging big companies or one buys another. monopoly is end of this. new players need to join them or lose in this battle. for now it seems they try to control it, but statistics tells different. if it should be fair, then microsoft wouldnt be able to buy activision, cause it creates big market share to them. controlling what people play, what to design, dev, is essential, and this step they took, is towards the day when they become major game industry player as with microsoft and windows operating system in past and still. commisions tried to break windows code to be open source, instead microsoft payed fines and period.
they'd better make it.