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Microsoft still waits for UK’s approval


Microsoft has received approval from the EU and the United States for the acquisition of Activision Blizzard. This game maker is known for games such as Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, and Candy Crush.

With the acquisition worth over 63 billion euros, Microsoft aims to become even bigger in the market for smartphone games. Activision Blizzard owns game maker King, which has created popular games like Candy Crush.

The US regulatory authority, FTC, previously tried to block the largest deal in the gaming industry ever. There were concerns that Microsoft would become too dominant and would make games from Activision Blizzard available exclusively for Microsoft’s Xbox after the acquisition.

Microsoft successfully appealed against the objections of the US regulator through the court in San Francisco. Earlier, the European Union had already approved the acquisition. One of the conditions was that Microsoft would promise to make games available for other game consoles as well.

The FTC is not willing to give up and states that it will continue to fight to maintain competition in the online gaming market. However, Microsoft did not receive permission in the United Kingdom.

Written by: Grace Kennedy

Grace Kennedy is a leading journalist, columnist of events in Ireland and beyond. 8 years in journalism, since she dropped out of university and ran away from home.

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