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Microsoft Officially Cleared to Acquire Activision Blizzard After UK Regulator Approves

Microsoft has been cleared to acquire Activision Blizzard by UK regulators, removing the last hurdle standing in the way of closing the deal.

Microsoft's Acquisition Of Activision Blizzard Could Be Final Next Week According To New Report

According to a new report by The Verge, Microsoft's long acquisition struggle to own Activision Blizzard should be over next week.

Microsoft Acquisition of Activision Blizzard Okayed By Federal Judge, UK Appeal Paused for Negotiation

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 Defends Activision Blizzard Deal in Federal Lawsuit Seeking to Block the Acquisition

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 Formally Appeals UK CMA Merger Rejection, Following Microsoft's Appeal

Activision Blizzard files a motion to intervene to appeal the UK's rejection of the company's acquisition by Microsoft.

European Commission Approves Microsoft's Acquisition of Activision Blizzard Due to Cloud Gaming Concessions

The European Commission has approved Microsoft's acqusiition of Activision Blizzard after Microsoft offered 10-year concessions to expand cloud streaming availability.

UK Blocks Microsoft's Activision Blizzard Deal Over Cloud Gaming, Microsoft Appeal Coming

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 10-Year GeForce NOW Deal, As Microsoft and Nintendo Make Their Deal Official

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.

UK CMA Report Declares Microsoft-Activision Blizzard Deal Would 'Substantially Reduce Competition'

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.

Microsoft Claims FTC's Lawsuit To Stop Activision Blizzard Purchase Is Unconstitutional

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 Acquires SCUM Developer Gamepires, Plans 1.0 Multiplatform Release for the Open-World Survival Game

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 FTC Sues to Block Microsoft's Acquisition of Activision Blizzard

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.

The Federal Trade Commission May File Antitrust Lawsuit to Block the Microsoft-Activision Blizzard Deal

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' Frontier Developments Acquires Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate Studio Complex Games

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.

Spry Fox, Which is Making a Cozy Grove Sequel and an MMO, Has Been Acquired By Netflix

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.