- EU competition officials clear Microsoft's $75bn acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
- EU regulators take a different view to the UK and US regulators on the cloud gaming market.
- Microsoft allowed all European consumers who purchase an existing or future Activision game to stream it on all cloud game streaming providers for 10 years.
- UK regulators are appealing against the CMA's decision, but can only do so on procedural grounds.
- Antitrust authorities around the world provide tougher scrutiny of Big Tech deals.
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EU clears Microsoft-Activision Blizzard deal despite UK’s decision to block acquisition
EU clears Microsoft's $75bn acquisition of Activision Blizzard, but UK and US regulators hold up the deal. EU regulators take different view on the cloud gaming market.