The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority said earlier this month that it decided to kick-start a longer review, a move that was expected after the CMA flagged concerns that the deal could lessen competition in the markets for consoles, subscriptions and cloud gaming. The combination with Activision — which owns franchises such as Call of Duty, World of Warcraft and Guitar Hero — will make Microsoft the world’s third-largest gaming company. Nadella also expressed optimism that Microsoft can cope with a weaker economy and rising inflation — and help its customers endure as well. “The constraints are real — inflation is definitely all around us,” he said. “I always go back to the point that in an uncertain time, in an inflationary time, software is the deflationary force.”
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