A planned acquisition of a major video game publisher and console maker has run into regulatory hurdles. Let’s see how the buyer works to fulfill the contract. Find out about our latest news, articles and more! Follow Us What Happened Regulatory Obstacles Microsoft CorporationMSFT -5.09D opened a new page to share information about Activision Blizzard, Inc. about the planned acquisition. ATVI -0.65D . Microsoft described its vision for games as „more choice and more games for people everywhere.” A new website highlighted by IGN portrayed the Activision Blizzard acquisition as part of Microsoft’s strategy to help gamers.