Microsoft: European Union delays decision on Activision purchase

The fusion Microsoft – Activision Blizzard It continues to be the talk of the video game industry and, now that it is less and less until the regulatory bodies that still doubt the operation give their verdicts, the companies involved are playing all their cards so that this operation is carried out or be blocked depending on your interests.

Now, a new movement has taken everyone by surprise as the European Union announced that it will delay its final decision on the approval of the acquisition of Activision Blizzard. The sentence was agreed for April 25 and will now be postponed until May 22 due to the latest actions that Microsoft is underway to get the go-ahead from the remaining regulators.

The European Commission would accept the deal

According to what the portal mentions Vandalthe European Union would have decided to delay his verdict due to the multiple agreements that Microsoft has managed to close to bring all its video games to other platforms, highlighting Call of Duty: the real “bone of contention” in this whole matter. The company went so far as to close deals with Nintendo, NVIDIA, Boosteroid, Ubitus and other firms to ensure that the titles in the saga will not be exclusive to consoles Xbox at least in the next 10 years.

“We have kept our promise to bring Call of Duty more players on more devices by announcing our agreements to bring the game to consoles from Nintendo and streaming services NVIDIA, Boosteroid y Where. We are backing that promise with binding commitments to the European Comission to ensure that the deal benefits players in the future.”said a representative of Microsoft a Reuters.

Microsoft also has support in the UK

The delay in the decision of the European Comission about the purchase of Activision Blizzard occurs one day after the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) of the United Kingdom consulted several video game development studios about the operation. This was done to find out if they are happy with a possible positive result or if they have concerns about what it could mean for the industry.

Surprisingly, Microsoft found the support of six video game developers who point out that they aim for the purchase of Activision Blizzard may even be beneficial for competition in the market for United Kingdom.

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