Microsoft's acquisition of game publisher Activision Blizzard faces antitrust security in the UK
The US tech giant announced in January that it was buying Activision Blizzard in a deal that would make it a bigger video game company.
Microsoft makes the Xbox gaming system while Activision has created or acquired popular video games.
- Michelle Delio
The CMA's Phase 1 investigation will either lead to the deal being cleared or will move to a more in-depth Phase 2 review.
Microsoft hopes that the acquisition would aid it in the competition to build the Metaverse.
Various other companies are also fighting for a role in virtual reality which includes the Meta platform.