The European Commission postpones until May the decision on the purchase of Activision Blizzard

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The European Commission announced last Thursday (16) a Extension of the deadline to give its verdict on the acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft. However, the regulatory body should only issue a final decision on the matter in May 22ndalmost a month after the previous date, which was April 25.

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The additional term should serve for the entity to evaluate in greater depth the recent actions of Microsoft, which carried out multiple partnerships with streaming services to bring you the Xbox catalog. They all have a common element of 10-year duration and the promise of future inclusion of games like Call of Duty if the merger is approved.

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In addition to analyzing the terms of the agreements, the European Commission will consult the opinion of other companies that would be affected by the agreement. It is also expected to carry out a new round of consultations among the general public, with the aim of knowing if the acquisition of Activision Blizzard will harm the competitiveness of the gaming market.

Microsoft says it kept its promises

In a statement sent to Reuters, Microsoft said that “kept his promises” and he got show your intention to bring Call of Duty to more players and devices. As an example of this, he cites his recent agreements with companies such as NVIDIA, Nintendo and the Boosteroid streaming platform.

We are backing that promise with binding commitments to the European Commission, which will ensure that this deal benefits players well into the future.said a representative for the creator of Xbox. Previous reports indicate that the regulator is happy with the actions taken by the company and has the propensity to approve the purchase of Activision Blizzard without major adjustments being necessary.

In addition to the approval of the European Commission, the purchase of the publisher still depends on the green light from the British CMA and the North American FTC. The US-based body recently requested new documents on Microsoft’s recent partnerships, saying the company had not shared enough information about the impacts they are expected to bring.

Sony says that

Sony says you have “no way to protect yourself” if you lose access to Call of Duty
The company claims that none of its franchises generate the same revenue and game time as Activision’s shooter.

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Source: CVG

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