Microsoft intends to develop an Xbox-branded mobile gaming shop
Microsoft wants to give your phone a taste of Xbox game purchasing. According to a business filing with the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), Microsoft intends to establish a “next generation” Xbox shop that will be accessible on mobile devices as well as consoles and PCs. Unsurprisingly, the store would rely largely on material from the planned Activision-Blizzard merger. Call of Duty Mobile and King’s more casual games (think Candy Crush) account for more than half of Activision’s income and, according to Microsoft, will help draw players to the new platform.