Microsoft and UK Regulator Granted Extension to Resolve Activision Merger Concerns

Microsoft and UK Regulator Granted Extension to Resolve Activision Merger Concerns

Judge Smith has also requested the CMA to provide details of any new consultation process it plans to undertake. The CAT has temporarily paused the legal battle while awaiting the CMA’s submission of evidence. Microsoft had appealed the CMA’s decision in April to block the merger, citing concerns related to cloud gaming. The CAT was initially scheduled to hear the case starting on July 28th. However, following the US Federal Trade Commission’s failed attempt to halt the acquisition, the CMA expressed willingness to consider a modified merger agreement from Microsoft. All parties involved requested more time, which the tribunal has granted.