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U.K. CMA Narrows Scope of Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard Purchase
The U.K. Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has issued updated provisional findings to narrow its scope of review in the proposed Microsoft acquisition of Activision Blizzard. The new findings reach the provisional conclusion that overall the transaction will not result in a substantial lessening of competition for console gaming in the U.K. market This new findi…..
Will Xbox First-Party Software Catchup to PlayStation in 2023?
It is no secret that in recent years Microsoft has made a significant investment in beefing up its internal video game software development. However, since the 2020 launch of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, Sony has been ahead when it comes to notable first-party software. This may be changing going forward as some big-name exclusives are scheduled to launch for Xbox platforms. As PlayStation 5 shortages ease, the new …..
Microsoft Signs Game Deals with Nvidia and Nintendo
Microsoft announced two separate deals to bring Xbox games to other platforms. Nvidia and Microsoft signed a 10-year partnership to bring Xbox PC games to the Nvidia GeForce Now cloud streaming service. In a tweet from Microsoft President Brad Smith, it was announced that Microsoft and Nintendo have signed a binding 10-year agreement to bring Call of Duty games to Nintendo players on the same day as Xbox. Analysis The announcements are clearly an effort to assure …..
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