In recent reports, Microsoft’s $69 billion purchase of Activision Blizzard was entering its final stages. Indeed, the European Commission could give it the green light at the end of the ongoing investigation process.
It seems like Microsoft’s $69 billion purchase of Activision Blizzard reportedly enters final stages. In fact, the deal is currently under investigation by regulators around the world. According to a Reuters report, the European Commission should give it the green light at the end of its currently ongoing research process.
The good vein for Microsoft
If this purchase materializes, we are witnessing a turning point in the world of video games. Without a doubt, Microsoft would become the market leader. You can buy licenses such as Call of Duty, Overwatch, Diablo, World of Warcraft and many more.
European Union regulators recently pushed back the deal deadline to the end of April.. According to the Reuters report mentioned above, this should end with an approval. this should happen fishing European Commission forces Microsoft to sell Activision Blizzard assets. it was himone of the proposed solutions by the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) who reversed his tentative conclusion that this could “harm players”.
Microsoft has reportedly struck deals for Call of Duty, including with Nvidia and Nintendo to bring the game to their platforms for at least the next ten years. Full content and feature parity are among the factors that influenced the EU’s decision. This was shortly before a hearing in which Microsoft defended its proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard before the European regulator.
Previously, the European Union had issued an antitrust warning to Microsoft in relation to the current acquisition. The deal is also under review by the US FTC. (Federal Trade Commission). Analysts said the latter is expected to ultimately approve the acquisition, with the deal expected to close in mid-May under pressure from the CMA.