But it comes with strings attached.
A $15-a-month subscription may be more attractive than dropping $500 on a console.
Some experts say the decision is rooted in the U.K.'s efforts to develop its own tech industry.
The Federal Trade Commission said Microsoft's planned takeover could suppress competitors.
It's the first union at a major company in the $180 billion gaming industry, and could be a sign of things to come.
Microsoft plans to spend nearly $70 billion for the video game maker, whose problematic workplace culture will present challenges.