Activision-Blizzard takeover: European Commission delays ruling date | Xbox One

The Activision-Blizzard takeover continues to generate a lot of ink. While we recently learned that Microsoft had recently responded to the British CMA’s concerns, the European Commission is now in the spotlight.

The European Commission will issue its ruling in May

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Microsoft proposed solutions to try to get the green light from the European Commission. The latter must now consult various parties to assess the situation, and has therefore taken the decision to postpone the date of its verdict.

It was originally scheduled for April 25th, and it is now
May 22nd
Soon it will announce its decision on the acquisition.

Among the solutions offered by Microsoft, we find in particular the 10-year agreements recently signed with NVIDIA, Nintendo, Boosteroid and even Ubitus.

positive sign?

Thanks to these many agreements, the giantess claims to have kept her promise and intends to tip the balance in her favour. A Microsoft spokesperson said:

We’ve delivered on our promise to bring Call of Duty to more players on more devices by securing deals to bring the game to Nintendo’s console and cloud game streaming services from Nvidia, Boosteroid and Ubitus.

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We now back up this promise with commitments to the European Commission, which will ensure that this agreement benefits players in the future.

According to Reuters, there’s a good chance the company will get the green light from the European Commission thanks to these agreements, as well as “other behavioral remedies.”

It is clear that the European Union is not the only one to decide the future of this acquisition, and the CMA ruling is expected privately on April 26. The Federal Trade Commission decided to take the case to court.

Many elements surround the acquisition of Activision-Blizzard by Microsoft, and you can find our full dossier on the subject to understand all about the issues in this case.

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