Microsoft’s purchase of Activision gets the OK from the EU

Posted on AllSides May 15th, 2023
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Microsoft / Activision

The European Commission (EC) has officially approved Microsoft's long-proposed $69 billion acquisition of Activision, concluding a long-running "in-depth investigation" that has long been expected to go Microsoft's way. But the decision is in direct conflict with the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which says it "stands by its decision" to block the deal in that Brexit-separated country.

Microsoft will fix it

Months ago, the EC's preliminary investigation of the Microsoft/Activision deal concluded that the proposed merger could reduce competition in areas including cloud gaming services and PC operating systems. And despite the EC's final decision, today's final report on the...

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