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European regulators have delayed a ruling on Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard until May 22

via:IT之家     time:2023/3/18 8:04:25     readed:78

The European Commission has delayed its ruling on Microsoft's $69 billion (476.1 billion yuan) takeover of Activision Blizzard, Reuters reported.

Microsoft Corp has proposed remedies to try to win antitrust approval from the European Union for its takeover of Activision Blizzard, and the EU has pushed back a provisional deadline to rule on the deal from April 25 to May 22, a European Commission filing showed on Friday.

While details of the remedies offered were not made public, Microsoft recently announced that if the deal is approved, it will bring Call of Duty to new consoles and cloud gaming platforms.

A Microsoft spokesperson said: "We have stood by our commitment to bring Call of Duty to more devices by signing agreements to bring it to Nintendo consoles and the cloud game streaming services provided by Nvidia, Boosteroid and Ubitus. We are now backing this up with binding commitments to the European Commission, which will ensure this deal benefits players in the future."

It is possible that the company could win EU approval through such licensing agreements and other behavioural remedies, while it is still open to question whether regulators in the UK will do the same, the sources said.

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