Microsoft’s Activision Deal Draws Further Scrutiny From U.Okay. Watchdog

The U.Okay.’s competitors regulator stated it might escalate its investigation into whether or not Microsoft deliberate acquisition of Activision Blizzard might hurt competitors within the videogame trade, including uncertainty to the $75 billion deal in one of many world’s largest markets for interactive leisure.

Earlier this month, the Competitors and Markets Authority requested the businesses to reply questions to handle competitors issues. The regulator, which began its investigation into the deal in July, stated Thursday that the probe will now enter a second part involving a panel of impartial reviewers.