The biggest gaming deal ever recorded reportedly hangs in the balance as it is down but not yet out as Microsoft is getting ready in its end to fight for its $68.7B purchase of Activision Blizzard.
The Biggest Gaming Deal
After a really surprising decision by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in the UK in the previous week, the biggest buy in gaming history now hangs in the air. The $68.7B of Microsoft to buy Activision Blizzard has now been blocked by regulators in the UK, and regulators in the EU are due to make a decision on the matter in the coming weeks.
The History of the Microsoft Activision Blizzard Deal
In a status update, The Verge took drive down memory lane in regards to the history of this deal over the previous year, as well as the battles of Microsoft and Sony over call of Duty, and exactly the reason why regulators are concerned over this big purchase. The decision of the CMA could be a hindrance for this very deal, so what happens next after it? Microsoft on its own end is prepping for a fight, so you should expect an appeal that will get to drag on for months as well as a messy fight with the FTC also.
Microsoft Will Try To Save the Acquisition over the Next Couple of Weeks
For the time being, all eyes are on European regulators as Tech Company Microsoft attempts to save the acquisition over the next couple of weeks.
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