Microsoft wants approval for acquisition of Activision Blizzard | Tech

Microsoft plans to make a number of commitments to the European Commission next week, the news agency reports Reuters. With this, the software company hopes to get approval to take over game company Activision Blizzard.

According to the press service, Microsoft wants to promise, among other things, that Activision Blizzard games will be released for the PlayStation for at least another ten years. Sony is one of the parties strongly against the takeover. The company is afraid that the popular Call of DutyActivision games will soon only be playable on Microsoft’s Xbox.

The European Commission shares these concerns and launched an extensive investigation into the takeover in November. All companies affected by the takeover can still object to the takeover until January. All objections will be listed.

By making commitments now, Microsoft wants to Reuters ahead of the publication of the list. The company hopes that this will allow the acquisition to be completed more quickly.

On April 11, 2023, the European Commission wants to decide whether the takeover can go ahead. The British and American regulators are also still investigating the takeover.