Microsoft heads for second big EU showdown — this time over gaming

Microsoft could soon be thrown back into the harsh glare of EU antitrust scrutiny, something the company has largely escaped over the past decade despite an intense regulatory focus on Big Tech giants. Microsoft’s $68.7 billion deal to buy video-game firm Activision Blizzard — the Redmond, Washington-based company’s biggest acquisition ever — is likely to face vigorous competition reviews in Europe as well as the U.S.

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