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Microsoft Wins Battle With Sony As UK Reverses Finding On Activision Merger

  • UK regulators reviewing Microsoft's proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard reversed their stance on a key question today, saying they no longer believe Microsoft would remove the Call of Duty franchise from Sony's PlayStation consoles.
  • Last month, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) tentatively concluded that a combined Microsoft/Activision Blizzard would harm competition in console gaming.
  • The agency also raised concerns about the merger affecting rivals in cloud gaming.