The UK Competition Authority decides to refer a potential merger between a Big Tech company and a leading video game publisher for a Phase II investigation (Microsoft / Activision Blizzard)

Microsoft / Activision deal could lead to competition concerns* The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is concerned that Microsoft’s anticipated purchase of Activision Blizzard could substantially lessen competition in gaming consoles, multi-game subscription services, and cloud gaming services (game streaming). Microsoft is 1 of 3 large companies, together with Sony and Nintendo, that have led the market for gaming consoles for the past 20

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UK Competition Authority, The UK Competition Authority decides to refer a potential merger between a Big Tech company and a leading video game publisher for a Phase II investigation (Microsoft / Activision Blizzard), 1 September 2022, e-Competitions September 2022, Art. N° 108516

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