An appeal has been filed with the Competition Court of Appeal (CAT), and the case is expected to take about nine months.
UK regulator Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has previously expressed concerns about the deal, arguing it could give Microsoft too much control over the cloud gaming market.
The role of the CAT is to consider the legitimacy of the decision-making process, not the facts behind it. If CAT finds an error in the decision, it will return the case to the CMA.
Notably, the CMA has never reversed its decision on any case returned from the CAT. Meanwhile, Microsoft is in a legal battle with the US Federal Trade Commission for the same deal.
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