Record deal at $68.7 billion gets it all under one roof
Microsoft has finally managed to close the deal and has completed the acquisition of Activision Blizzard King company. This puts all franchises and plenty of developers under the same roof called Xbox Game Studios, as announced by Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft Gaming.
After everyone in the world said it was OK
The red-faced UK Competition and Markets Authority has made a rare move to put Microsoft’s $69 billion Activision Blizzard acquisition back on the table.
Experts have difficulty demonstrating that it is bad for gamers
The US government’s case against Microsoft's Activision Blizzard deal got off to a poor start when its witness Harvard economist Robin Lee struggled at times to demonstrate how the planned deal would hurt gamers.
Now the FTC wants to give the field to Nintendo and Sony
Microsoft has told a court that it has been losing the console wars to Sony and Nintendo and needs to buy Activision Blizzard to keep its head above water.
All Playstation gamers
A federal judge has refused to grant a requested preliminary injunction that would have stopped Microsoft's continuing effort to buy Activision Blizzard.
2023 is the year of the PC
According to Activision Blizzard's latest financial report, the video game company's PC platform outperformed consoles by $27 million at the start of 2023, continuing a year-long trend.
Watchdog might have been listening to the wrong side
Yesterday’s move by the United Kingdom’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to block the Activision Blizzard acquisition has been blasted by those it was meant to protect.
Claims Microsoft will want to make Xbox versions look better
Sony says it's worried Microsoft could give PlayStation owners a "degraded" performance of new Call of Duty games if it takes over Activision Blizzard to make the Xbox versions look better.
Getting around the regulator
Software King of the World is messing with the head of regulators who are trying to prove that its Activision Blizzard deal will create a monoply by making supply deals with those who could be considered rivals.
Activision-Blizzard founder warns
Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has accused Sony of “trying to sabotage” Microsoft’s takeover of the company and claimed that PlayStation chief Jim Ryan has “stopped talking” to stuff up the deal.