Microsoft intends to enter the mobile game store market. To do this, you need to wait for the entry into force of the Digital Markets Act (DMA) in the European Union. That could happen next year in March, according to the Financial Times.

According to the head of the gaming division of Microsoft Gaming (Xbox) Phil Spencer, it is DMA that will open the way for companies to download their stores on smartphones under iPhone and Android OS.

He noted that Microsoft is committed to distributing Xbox and its content, both independently and through partners on any platform. Currently, this cannot be done on mobile devices, but the company is striving for it. This is what will stop the duopoly of Apple and Google in the mobile application distribution market.

Over the past few years, Microsoft has bought many game studios, including Ninja Theory, Playground Games, Bethesda owner Zenimax Media. An agreement to acquire Activision Blizzard is currently in the final stages. With the opening of its own mobile game store, the company will be able to make money on the distribution of its content and will not depend on the requirements of Google and Apple.

Recall, against the background of a large wave of cuts affecting 10 thousand. employees, Microsoft got rid of the ethics team in full.