Microsoft has been cleared to acquire Activision Blizzard by UK regulators, removing the last hurdle standing in the way of closing the deal.
According to a new report by The Verge, Microsoft's long acquisition struggle to own Activision Blizzard should be over next week.
A federal judge has okayed the Microsoft-Activision Blizzard acquisition, rejecting the FTC's request for a preliminary injunction to block the deal. As a result, the UK's CMA and Microsoft have paused the appeals process.
Microsoft and the Federal Trade Commission's day in court came with some revelations, including how Bobby Kotick wanted more money for Call of Duty on Xbox, PeteHines' relaxed reaction to the deal, and more on exclusivity.
Activision Blizzard files a motion to intervene to appeal the UK's rejection of the company's acquisition by Microsoft.
The European Commission has approved Microsoft's acqusiition of Activision Blizzard after Microsoft offered 10-year concessions to expand cloud streaming availability.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in the UK has blocked Microsoft's pending acquisition of Activision Blizzard, citing competition concerns in the cloud gaming market.
Microsoft and Nvidia announce a 10 year deal to have Xbox PC games on GEForce NOW, and also finalizes 10-year deal with Nintendo for "same day as Xbox" with content parity Call of Duty releases.
The UK Competitions and Markets Authority report on Microsoft's proposed acquisition of Activision-Blizzard finds the deal would "substantially reduce competition" and recommends prohibiting the deal or substantial divestiture to save it.
In a repose today to the FTC's lawsuit against Microsoft for its designs to purchase Activison Blizzard, the tech giant has claimed that the approach by the Federal Trade Commission violates the company's constitutional rights.
Jagex has made its second studio acquisition, this time buying Croatia-based Gamepires, the developer behind open-world survival game SCUM, with plans to use its expertise in live service and community to grow the game.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has sued to block the nearly $69 billion deal that would see Microsoft acquire Activision Blizzard over claims that it would harm competition and consumer choices.
Microsoft's nearly $69 billion dollar proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard might be hitting a new snag. A federal antitrust lawsuit may be incoming, seeking to block the deal.
Elite Dangerous developer Frontier Developments has made its first studio acquisition, buying Canadian-based Complex Games, the Canadian studio behind this year's turn-based tactical RPG Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters.
Developer Spry Fox, a studio known for games like the Alphabear series and Cozy Grove, has been acquired by Netflix. In the acquisition announcement, it was also revealed that the company is working on a new MMO project.