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UK clears Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision, making sure it “can’t have a stranglehold” on cloud gaming
Microsoft is now ready to complete its $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard. The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which remained the barrier, has finally approved the record-breaking deal.
CMA says Microsoft’s cloud gaming remedies “opens the door” to Activision deal being finally cleared
The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has released a new statement on its probe into Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard. The $68.7 billion deal is now as close to approval as possible.
Microsoft to transfer Activision Blizzard cloud gaming rights to Ubisoft, but CMA says “This is not a green light”
Microsoft is now trying to restructure its proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard to finally get approval from the UK regulator. That’s why the company has announced a new cloud gaming agreement with Ubisoft.
Microsoft and Activision likely to push back their deal deadline as appeal against CMA paused for two months
Microsoft and the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will have more time to negotiate, as the court has agreed to pause the appeal. This also means that the Activision Blizzard deal probably won’t close today, with a deadline being extended by the parties.
Microsoft’s UK appeal against blocking Activision deal set for July hearing despite CMA’s attempt to drag out process
Microsoft is now preparing for a summer fight with the UK regulator, as the country’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has set a timeframe for an appeal hearing. The Competition and Markets Authority failed to convince the court to adjourn the case.
UK regulator bans Microsoft and Activision from investing in each other without its written consent
The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has imposed new restrictions on Microsoft and Activision Blizzard after banning the $68.7 billion deal. The two companies are now not allowed to acquire shares in each other.
xCloud generated less than $50 million for Microsoft in 2021, but estimated to become largest cloud gaming service in 2026
Microsoft’s xCloud is estimated to become the largest cloud gaming service globally, according to data shared by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Here are some findings about the market that has become a bone of contention in the Activision Blizzard deal.
UK regulator may ban Microsoft from buying Activision Blizzard for 10 years, “absent a change of circumstances”
People continue to find new details in the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) 415-page report on its decision to block Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard. The merger may be banned for the next 10 years.
UK Competition and Markets Authority has prevented Microsoft’s proposed purchase of Activision Blizzard
The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has prevented Microsoft’s proposed purchase of Activision Blizzard after an in-depth review of the deal. The CMA is concerned that the deal will harm the local cloud gaming market.
Expert explains why cloud gaming shouldn’t be considered distinct market by antitrust regulators
Cloud gaming is one of the concerns that antitrust regulators have over Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard. But is it really a distinc market? Here are some thoughts from Joost Rietveld, associate professor in the department of Strategy & Entrepreneurship at the UCL School of Management.
UK regulator says it “would not be commercially beneficial” to Microsoft to make CoD exclusive to Xbox
The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has updated its provisional findings related to Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard. Due to new evidence, the regulator has narrowed the scope of its concerns.
“Microsoft always honors their contracts and obligations”: 6 game companies support Activision Blizzard acquisition
The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has posted responses to its provisional findings from six game companies. They shared their thoughts on Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard, seeing no reason for this deal to be blocked.
Microsoft rejects UK regulator’s divestment proposal. Sony wants CoD to “remain in independent hands”
Microsoft and Sony have responded to the provisional findings of the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority. The main stumbling blocks are the potential exclusivity of Call of Duty and the impact of the Activision Blizzard deal on consoles and subscription services.
Microsoft says only 3% of PlayStation players to switch consoles if Call of Duty becomes Xbox exclusive
The UK’s Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) overestimates the importance of the Call of Duty franchise, according to Microsoft. The company is now trying to argue that this IP won’t make most PlayStation players switch to Xbox.
UK regulator offers Microsoft to take Call of Duty out of equation in Activision Blizzard deal
The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published its provisional findings as part of its in-depth investigation into Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard. The regulator proposed a few remedies such as excluding Call of Duty from the $68.7 billion deal.
Microsoft’s chances of clearing Activision Blizzard deal in US and Europe to fade away if UK watchdog decides to block it
Microsoft’s $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard is still under regulatory pressure in both the US and Europe. And a recent report claims that the Redmond-based company expects the UK agency to oppose the record-breaking deal.
Much of UK public supports Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard because it will push Sony to innovate
The UK antitrust watchdog has asked the public to share their opinion on Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard. And it seems that most consumers fully support the record merger.