After the EU approval, Microsoft has also received approval in the United States to acquire Activision Blizzard. This game maker is known for games like Call of dutyAnd World of Warcraft And candy crush.
With the acquisition worth more than 63 billion euros, Microsoft wants to become the largest in the smartphone gaming market. Activision Blizzard owns the game maker King, which includes the popular game candy crush to make.
US regulator the FTC previously tried to block the gaming industry’s biggest deal ever. He was afraid that Microsoft would become too dominant and after the acquisition would ensure that Activision Blizzard games would only be available for Microsoft’s Xbox.
Microsoft has successfully appealed the US regulator’s objections through a San Francisco court. The European Union had previously approved the acquisition. One of the conditions was that Microsoft pledge to make the games available for other game consoles as well.
The Federal Trade Commission does not want to leave it at that and says it will continue to fight to maintain competition in the online gaming market. In the UK, Microsoft has not received permission.
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