We don't know about you, but we're getting sick of this whole Activision Blizzard drama! We shared the report yesterday that the FTC was considering filing a lawsuit against Microsoft's attempts to acquire ActiBlizz, but something we didn't mention from the report was that Google apparently has concerns with the deal as well.
According to two sources at Politico, Google isn't happy with the acquisition, but to a "lesser extent" than Sony. They mention that Google has "argued" about Microsoft supposedly degrading the quality of Xbox Game Pass when used with the Google Chrome operating system. There are allegedly concerns that the Activision Blizzard acquisition will further this incentive, steering hardware sales towards Microsoft and away from Google.
"The company has argued that Microsoft has purposely degraded the quality of its Game Pass subscription service when used with Google’s Chrome operating system..."
To be honest, we've never had any experience with running Xbox Game Pass on a "Google Chrome operating system" here at Pure Xbox, but we know that Xbox Cloud Gaming is the way to go if you're on a ChromeOS device, and Microsoft actually made specific improvements for that operating system just a few weeks ago.
These concerns seem a bit of a stretch to us, then, but it's important to keep in mind that these are just the words of two sources in a report, and Google has not said anything official about this. Still an interesting snippet of info, though!