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Report: Microsoft ready to make concessions in Activision acquisition, including licensing deal with Sony
Microsoft is still under heavy regulatory pressure in Europe and the US. The company is ready to offer the European Commission concessions to clear the $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
Report: FTC might file antitrust lawsuit to block Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) considers challenging Microsoft’s takeover of Activision Blizzard by filing an antitrust lawsuit. This might potentially lead to the companies renegotiating or even abandoning the deal.
Chinese regulator refused to review Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard under simplified procedure
China is one of the countries that should investigate the $68.7 billion deal between Microsoft and Activision Blizzard. The local regulator also wants to review the issues that other governments have with the acquisition.
Epic Games claims Google paid Activision Blizzard $360 million to keep it from making its own app store
The mobile environment is never calm, as Epic Games has now come up with new allegations against Google. It accused the company of making multi-million dollar deals with big publishers, including Activision Blizzard, to block potential competition.
Diablo Immortal and Candy Crush were biggest contributors to Activision Blizzard’s mobile growth in Q3
Mobile games accounted for over 50% of Activision Blizzard’s revenue in the third quarter. Here is how much money Diablo Immortal, Candy Crush Saga, and the company’s other mobile hits have exactly made.
Overwatch 2’s 35 million players may seem like a lot, but how does that compare to other F2P hits?
Over 35 million people have already played Overwatch 2, a free-to-play sequel to Blizzard’s hero shooter. That’s an impressive start, but let’s see how these numbers compare to the launches of other successful F2P games.
EU concerned that Microsoft could make Activision Blizzard games exclusive to Xbox, opens in-depth investigation
The European Commission has opened a second phase of its investigation into Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard. The regulator outlined its concerns about how the deal could reduce competition.
Report: Microsoft’s $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard could fall apart due to regulatory pressure
According to the latest report, some insiders at Activision have started to worry that the proposed merger with Microsoft could fall apart. The Xbox maker allegedly didn’t expect this level of scrutiny.
Phil Spencer: “We’ll continue to ship Call of Duty on PlayStation similar to what we’ve done with Minecraft”
Phil Spencer has once again opened up about Microsoft’s gaming plans and ambitions. The Xbox head discussed the future of Call of Duty, the acquisition of Activision Blizzard, and the current state of Game Pass.
Microsoft to launch Xbox mobile game store, citing Activision Blizzard titles as key to success
Microsoft has quietly revealed that it is working on its own mobile game store to compete with Google and Apple. The company wants to use Activision Blizzard’s hits like Candy Crush and CoD: Mobile to attract players.
Brazilian regulator approves Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard, sees no risk to competition in console market
Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) has ruled on the Activision Blizzard acquisition. The regulator approved the deal with no restrictions, saying that Call of Duty’s potential exclusivity to the Xbox ecosystem won’t harm competition.
FTC has ‘significant concerns’ about Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard, ruling to come in November
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is expected to rule on Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard next month. The regulator is now listening to concerns that other parties have about this deal.
Microsoft thinks Activision Blizzard deal will provide devs with “better revenue and fair marketplace rules”
Microsoft has tried to explain how the upcoming acquisition of Activision Blizzard will benefit players, developers, and the games industry as a whole. The company thinks that “we all win” from this $68.7 billion deal.
Sony was Activision Blizzard’s largest customer by revenue in 2020, with Microsoft ranking fourth
When it comes to game sales, Sony remained one of the biggest customers of Activision Blizzard for years. Microsoft, however, has been trailing behind not only PlayStation, but Google and Apple as well.
UK regulator might expand its investigation into Microsoft-Activision deal due to multiple competition threats
UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has expressed its concerns over Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard. The regulator says the deal might lessen competition, asking both companies to address these concerns.