Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard, maker of video games including Call of Duty (above), has competitors Sony, Google and Amazon worried it will monopolise gaming content in the cloud. Photo: Activision
Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard, maker of video games including Call of Duty (above), has competitors Sony, Google and Amazon worried it will monopolise gaming content in the cloud. Photo: Activision

Xbox vs PlayStation: Microsoft takes console war to the cloud by buying Call of Duty makers Activision Blizzard

  • US antitrust officials are seeking to block Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard, as the computer software giant sets its sights on cloud gaming
  • Its Game Pass subscription service is already way ahead of rivals Sony, Google and Amazon, who are concerned Microsoft will have a monopoly on popular titles

Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard, maker of video games including Call of Duty (above), has competitors Sony, Google and Amazon worried it will monopolise gaming content in the cloud. Photo: Activision
Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard, maker of video games including Call of Duty (above), has competitors Sony, Google and Amazon worried it will monopolise gaming content in the cloud. Photo: Activision
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