In February, Microsoft also struck a deal with rival Nintendo over the game Call of duty. This will be available for Nintendo game consoles for the next 10 years. In addition, new games from that series should appear in Nintendo on the same day as Microsoft’s Xbox game console releases.
The Activision Blizzard acquisition remains a hot topic. On Friday, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) asked a California judge to temporarily freeze the acquisition. This request was rejected. The US regulator requested the temporary ban, after a judge previously ruled that Microsoft may continue to acquire the gaming company. The Federal Trade Commission disagrees with this decision and is awaiting an appeal.
Microsoft also remains embroiled in a battle with British regulator CMA. He vetoed the deal in May. It may still be possible to change the mind of the British watchdog.
According to the news agency bloombergInc., which counts on insiders, Microsoft and Activision Blizzard are considering giving up some of their control of the UK cloud gaming business to address competition concerns. The European Commission previously approved the gaming industry’s largest ever acquisition.