Microsoft’s Activision Deal Raises Competition Concerns, Says U.Okay. Watchdog

The U.Okay.’s competitors authority stated Microsoft deliberate acquisition of Activision Blizzard might hurt their rivals and newcomers to the videogame business, including uncertainty to the $75 billion deal in one of many world’s largest markets for interactive leisure.

The Competition and Markets Authority began its investigation into the acquisition in July to find out whether or not it might reduce competitors within the U.Okay. On Thursday, the regulator stated it could give the businesses 5 working days to supply commitments to deal with the competitors issues it flagged.