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What you need to know

  • Microsoft is trying to acquire Activision-Blizzard for Xbox, known for games like Call of Duty and World of Warcraft. 
  • The regulatory process is gruelling, with the EU, U.S. FTC, and UK CMA all citing concerns. 
  • Major labor unions and trade organizations are seemingly in support of the deal, now including the EGDF which represents major national trade associations across the bloc. 

In a piece of good news for Microsoft’s acquisition hopes, a major trade federation in Europe has thrown its weight in support of the Activision Blizzard deal.

Microsoft is aiming to acquire Activision Blizzard King, known for games like Call of Duty, Warcraft, and Candy Crush Saga. Microsoft is aiming to pay $69 billion for the deal, which would see shareholders gain massive returns while giving Xbox sole control over the mega publisher’s future. 

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