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CMA set to clear Microsoft, Activision deal

The sale of Activision’s cloud gaming rights to Ubisoft substantially addresses previous concerns and opens the door to Microsoft’s acquisition of the games maker being cleared, according to the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). While the CMA has identified limited residual concerns with the new deal, Microsoft has put forward remedies which the CMA […]

September 22, 2023By Colin Mann

UK blocks Microsoft/Activision deal

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has prevented Microsoft’s proposed purchase of Activision over concerns the deal would alter the future of the fast-growing cloud gaming market, leading to reduced innovation and less choice for UK gamers over the years to come. The final decision to prevent the deal comes after Microsoft’s proposed solution […]

April 26, 2023By Colin Mann

Union urges EC approval of Microsoft-Activision merger

Ahead of the European Commission’s closed-door hearing on the Microsoft-Activision merger in Brussels, Communications Workers of America (CWA) President Chris Shelton has sent a letter to Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice President of the European Commission, urging her to consider seriously the positive impact the merger could have on the video game labour market, as workers […]

February 21, 2023By Colin Mann

CMA: Microsoft/Activision deal could harm UK gamers

An investigation by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has provisionally concluded that Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of Activision could result in higher prices, fewer choices, or less innovation for UK gamers. The provisional findings follow a wide-ranging investigation conducted over the last five months to understand the market and potential impact of the deal. […]

February 8, 2023By Colin Mann