Microsoft’s Activision Deal Could Raise Competition Concerns, Says U.K. Watchdog

The U.K.’s competition authority says Microsoft planned acquisition of Activision Blizzard could lead to competition concerns, adding uncertainty to the $75 billion deal in one of the world’s largest videogame markets.

The Competition and Markets Authority started its investigation into the acquisition in July to determine whether it could lessen competition in the U.K. On Thursday, the regulator said it would give the companies five working days to offer commitments to address the competition concerns it flagged.