portal Reuters Citing his own informed whistleblowers, he said that the European Commission will make a final decision on the deal between Microsoft and Activision Blizzard before the previously announced deadline.
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.
In March, Reuters whistleblowers reported that Microsoft’s licensing deals with Nintendo and NVIDIA reassured the European Commission to release Call of Duty on their websites, and the regulator was unlikely to interfere with the record deal.
Shortly thereafter, the EU announced an extension of the deadline for a decision on the deal in connection with the mass of new documents that were sent to the regulator Microsoft. As a result, the verdict on the merger was postponed to May 22.
As Reuters informants are now reporting, the European competition authority is preparing to decide on the deal between Microsoft and Activision Blizzard as early as next week. The most likely date for publication in the publication is May 15.
According to the Reuters insider in March, the European Commission is reportedly still leaning towards approving a potential alliance between Microsoft and Activision Blizzard valued at a record $68.7 billion.
If the Reuters information is confirmed, the EU approval would come less than three weeks after the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) blocked the deal over cloud gaming concerns.