(Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Commerce Fee has sought further information from Activision Blizzard Inc (NASDAQ:) and Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:) associated to the antitrust evaluate of their deal, the video games developer mentioned in a regulatory submitting on Monday.
Microsoft in January agreed to amass the “Name of Obligation” maker for $68.7 billion within the largest gaming trade deal in historical past.
Microsoft will file for approval of the deal in 17 jurisdictions, the corporate’s president, Brad Smith, instructed reporters final month.
In an effort to woo U.S. and different regulators, the corporate mentioned in February that it had developed a brand new set of rules for its app retailer, together with open entry to builders who meet privateness and safety requirements.
With the Activision deal, Microsoft will tackle trade leaders Tencent Holdings (OTC:) Ltd and Sony (NYSE:) Group Corp. Sony Interactive Leisure just lately mentioned it might purchase Bungie Inc, creator of the “Halo” videogame, in a deal valued at $3.6 billion.
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