China's regulatory body has reportedly approved Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard, becoming the second major economy to do so after the European Union approved it earlier this week.
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Microsoft Activision deal recently faced blowback from the UK regulator who rejected the deal. While the UK is not happy with the deal, a report suggests that the EU will approve the deal soon.
After Microsoft's £55 billion takeover of Activision Blizzard was blocked in the UK, the company brought in top legal talent to take the fight to the UK's CMA in a Competition Appeal Tribunal.
Players running Warzone and Modern Warfare 2 on some PC hardware can't play the game they paid for. The broken launcher is frustrating players to the point of opening a petition to get it fixed.
Xbox Insiders can check out the closed beta of Activision's Crash Bandicoot-themed brawler Crash Team Rumble from now until Monday, April 24, before the full game is released on June 20.
Activision and Infinity Ward have kicked off another free event for the latest Call of Duty entry, Modern Warfare II. A large portion of the multiplayer is available to play for free for a week.
The UK Competition & Markets Authority's provisional conclusion says Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard "will not result in a substantial lessening of competition" for UK console gaming.
Microsoft has signed its third 10-year Call of Duty distribution deal with a partner, this time Boosteroid. It had previously signed similar agreements with Nintendo and Nvidia already.
More Call of Duty games that skipped out on Steam releases have finally launched on the popular PC storefront, ditching their Battle.net exclusivity. Only Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is missing now.
A new report says that the EU's European Commission is going to let Microsoft complete its $69 billion purchase of Activision Blizzard without Microsoft selling any of its assets and game properties.
Activision's next Call of Duty title is reportedly set in the Modern Warfare universe while still acting as a standalone title so that it can be marketed as a full-price release this year.
The group who allegedly breached Activision's computers took details about its future plans for the Call of Duty franchise but Activision claims no employee data was taken during the event.
The proposed $69 billion takeover of the video game publisher Activision Blizzard by Microsoft is currently being examined by the UK government's Competition and Markets Authority.
The EC has reportedly sent its statement of objections regarding the acquisition of Activision Blizzard to Microsoft. It contains potential reasons to block the deal unless concessions are made.
A group of 10 gamers have filed a lawsuit against Microsoft seeking to block its purchase of Activision Blizzard. Three of the plaintiffs have admitted to being PlayStation-exclusive gamers.
Microsoft could give Sony a 10-year licensing deal where it would continue to offer Call of Duty on the PlayStation, sources familiar with the matter said. The move could assuage EU regulators.
Microsoft has admitted that Sony has better exclusives for the PlayStation than Microsoft has for Xbox. It said this in a document as it tries to get the CMA's approval for the Activision deal.
The European Commission has commenced an in-depth investigation into the Microsoft-Activision acquisition deal as it believes the transaction could damage competition in several industries.
Microsoft has faced a major setback in the UK where the country's regulator has put up a hurdle in the form of a "Phase 2" investigation of the multi-billion dollar acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
UK's regulator isn't giving Microsoft a free pass in its $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard. It has stated that the deal is anti-competitive in nature and wants a more detailed probe.
Saudi Arabia has become the first country to approve Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard. Microsoft now needs approval from every other country that it plans to sell products in.
Microsoft has hit back at Sony for trying to derail the Activision Blizzard acquisition. It is the Japanese tech giant that has policies that can be termed as anti-competitive, claimed the Xbox maker.
Microsoft's Activision Blizzard acquisition deal is being probed by Brazil, the European Commission, and the U.S. Sony fears gamers could abandon their PS5 consoles for Xbox if the deal is successful.
A UK regulator has begun its investigation of Microsoft's $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard to determine its potential impacts. The deal is already being probed in the U.S. too.
Just a day after the first reveal, Infinity Ward took to Summer Game Fest to reveal campaign gameplay of the upcoming shooter Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II featuring a stealth mission.
Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare today received its first gameplay trailer, showcasing plenty of action from its highly-anticipated campaign. A Steam release was also confirmed today.
Infinity Ward is gearing up to unveil its next game on June 8 with Call of Duty Modern Warfare II. After five years, it looks like the massively popular shooter series is returning to Steam too.
Today, Microsoft unveiled its massive Xbox Spring Sale for 2022. There are hundreds of games that have been discounted for the next few weeks. You can pick up franchises like Call of Duty for less.
Infinity Ward has quietly confirmed it is currently developing a sequel to the 2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare as well as the hit free-to-play experience Warzone using a new engine.
Today, Microsoft's Brad Smith announced that Call of Duty would be available on PlayStation even after existing agreements with Sony expire. He also mentioned bringing the game to Nintendo's platform.
The FTC is looking into Microsoft's acquisition of Activision from a competitive standpoint. As things stand, Microsoft plans to close the deal by 2023 but this could change due to the investigation.
Today, Blizzard Entertainment announced that it was working on a new survival game. The team is hiring a number of new developers for the project and wants community members to get involved.
If you've been reading Neowin for the past few days, you know that it's been a busy week in the Microsoft-verse due to a major acquisition, and a new program from Google. Find out more in our recap!
Sony has officially called on Microsoft to honour contracts and keep delivering Activision titles to other platforms aside from Xbox, including its own wildly popular PlayStation platforms.
Sony had a negative reaction to Microsoft's Activision Blizzard announcement as the company's stock fell more than 12% on the Tokyo stock exchange and wiped off Billions from the company's valuation.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and CEO of Gaming Phil Spencer sent out some emails to staff following the announcement of the Activision acquisition. Find out what both of them had to say here.
Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard has positive and some potentially negative effects for gamers. Join us as we discuss some of them and let us know your thoughts on the topic!
Microsoft has announced that it has crossed the 25 million subscribers milestone when it comes to Xbox and PC Game Pass members. Activision Blizzard games are also on their way to the service.
In a surprise announcement, Microsoft has revealed that it is buying Activision Blizzard in an all-cash deal worth $68.7 billion. Activision has been in a lot of hot water recently due to lawsuits.
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