The CMA’s hardball approach to the Microsoft deal paid off -but EU gamers will be left out

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By Sascha O’Sullivan A deal with the UK competition watchdog could mean British gamers have more choice than their European counterparts, writes Zach Meyers Several months ago, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority seemed to be in a tight spot. It had banned Microsoft from completing its $69bn takeover of gaming giant Activision – leading to loud complaints that the CMA was anti-business. And it soon looked like a global outlier. US courts threw out the Federal Trade Commission’s attempt to stop the deal and the European Commission was proudly trumpeting the concessions it extracted to cl…

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