Microsoft has found a way to reassure the European Commission

Microsoft has found a way to reassure the European Commission over the deal to acquire Activision Blizzard

edition Reuters reports, citing three people familiar with the matter, that the European Commission is unlikely to interfere in Microsoft’s $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard.

    Image Source: Steam

Image Source: Steam

Recall that in early February, the EU issued an official antitrust warning to Microsoft that its acquisition of Activision Blizzard could degrade the quality of games and increase their costs.

According to Reuters sources, Microsoft’s recent licensing deals with Nintendo and NVIDIA to release Call of Duty on their platforms will allay the European Commission’s antitrust concerns about a record deal.

The same sources tell Reuters that the EU will not require Microsoft to abandon Call of Duty in order to clear the acquisition – the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has made such a proposal.

According to yesterday’s publication by Reuters, the regulator, citing a statement from the European Commission, extended the deadline for making a decision on Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard to April 25.

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