Microsoft will let go of 1 900 employees at Activision Blizzard and Xbox this week.
The green light from the UK competition watchdog for Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision should prompt self-criticism all round.
Britain’s antitrust regulator on Friday cleared Microsoft’s acquisition of Call of Duty maker Activision Blizzard.
Microsoft is reportedly aiming to close its $69-billion deal for Activision Blizzard on 13 October.
It’s tricky to imagine a greater clash of cultures. Yet Microsoft’s gaming chief felt buying Nintendo was a good idea.
Microsoft’s restructured acquisition of Activision Blizzard “opens the door” to the deal being cleared, the UK said.
Activision will sell its non-European streaming rights as part of a plan to get its acquisition by Microsoft past UK regulators.
Activision Blizzard has extended the deadline for the close of its $69-billion takeover by Microsoft to October.
The Federal Trade Commission will appeal a ruling that Microsoft can go forward with its Activision Blizzard deal.
Britain’s antitrust watchdog said that a new merger investigation into Microsoft’s $69-billion Activision Blizzard deal may be needed.