UK Launches Antitrust Probe into Amazon and Microsoft Over Cloud Services Dominance

UK Launches Antitrust Probe into Amazon and Microsoft Over Cloud Services Dominance

This investigation adds to the ongoing scrutiny surrounding Microsoft’s activities, including its proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard, which initially raised concerns about its dominance in the cloud gaming market. As part of a revised agreement, Microsoft pledged to sell cloud game streaming rights to Activision Blizzard titles to Ubisoft, a move seen as a potential path to clearance by the CMA. The regulator is expected to make its final decision on the merger this month.