Canada wary that Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard will reduce competition in the gaming industry

The Department of Justice, Canada has determined that Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard, the videogame maker that owns the game “Call of Duty”, could potentially reduce competition in the areas of gaming consoles, multigame subscription services, and cloud gaming. The Canada Competition Bureau notified Microsoft that it would continue to monitor its acquisition of Activision Blizzard after the formal waiting period preventing the execution of the proposed transaction expired.