Report: Google & Nvidia The Latest Companies To 'Express Concerns' Over Xbox ActiBlizz Deal
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The saga continues! In a new report from Bloomberg, it's mentioned that both Google and Nvidia are beginning to express concerns over the Xbox Activision Blizzard deal, although the two companies' interests seem a little different to Sony, which has continually argued against the deal going ahead for various reasons.

Basically, Google and Nvidia appear more concerned about cloud gaming than anything else here. Both have reportedly provided information backing an FTC contention over a potential unfair advantage in the cloud gaming market (and mobile gaming) if Microsoft acquires Activision Blizzard and its treasure trove of IP.

However, the two teams may not wholly oppose the deal in general. According to one Bloomberg source, Nvidia stressed the need for "open access to game titles", but it seems the company doesn't necessarily want to block the deal from happening entirely.

A previous report dating back to last November also suggested that Google wasn't keen on the deal, albeit to a "lesser extent" than Sony. Back then, it was claimed that the company had suggested Microsoft "purposely degraded the quality" of Xbox Game Pass when using Google Chrome OS.

It's important to keep in mind that all of the Google & Nvidia comments here are just reports, with neither company yet making an official public statement on the matter. For now, we'll have to see how the FTC continues to handle its investigation of the deal. Maybe one day this thing will go through!

What do you make of this new report? Are these concerns justified? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.