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Microsoft's Activision deal hurts gamers, UK watchdog says


February 5, 2023

LONDON (AP) — Microsoft's stalled $68.7 billion deal to buy video game company Activision Blizzard has hit a fresh hurdle in the United Kingdom. Britain's antitrust watchdog said Wednesday that the deal will stifle competition and hurt gamers. The watchdog's investigation found that the deal could strengthen Microsoft's position in the growing cloud gaming market. The provisional report also says the deal would weaken the important rivalry between Microsoft's Xbox console and Sony's rival PlayStation. The deal faces opposition from Sony and pushback from regulators worldwide because it wo...

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