• Microsoft Corporation


  • Activision Blizzard Inc.


Microsoft Corporation (Microsoft) proposes to acquire Activision Blizzard, Inc (Activision Blizzard).

Microsoft and Activision Blizzard overlap in the development and publication of video games (including games for PC, console and smartphone), digital distribution of video games for PC and console, supply of online display advertising services and supply and licensing of video game-related merchandise.


Market inquiries


Date Event

ACCC commenced informal review under the Informal Merger Review Process Guidelines.

Closing date for submissions.

Timeline suspended pending receipt of information. 

ACCC engaging with overseas regulators. Timeline remains suspended.

After considering the status and outcomes of other international regulators’ reviews and changes to the transaction structure, including related agreements with third parties, the ACCC discontinued its review of the acquisition and does not intend to take any further action.