According to foreign media VG247, the European Commission may allow Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard without the former selling assets. This is the information disclosed by an insider. If the information is true, it will mean that Microsoft does not have to sell Call of Mission or other ip to make concessions to make the transaction go smoothly.
In response to this matter, a Microsoft spokesman told the media that the company “is committed to providing effective and easy-to-implement solutions to address the concerns of the European Commission”, and is also committed to making “Sony, Steam, NVIDIA and other companies” 100% equal use of the Call to Mission for a long time. “This protects the interests of game players and developers, and also increases market competition.”
EU regulators plan to make a final judgment on Microsoft’s Activision deal before April 25.
Last month, the UK Competition and Market Authority (CMA) said that they believed that the Microsoft acquisition might reduce competition and bring players higher prices, fewer choices or innovation. CMA outlined several possible structural remedies, such as partial divestiture of Activision Blizzard, but was rejected by Microsoft. Subsequently, CMA said that they would also consider behavioral remedies, such as Microsoft’s proposal to provide Call of Mission to all platforms after the merger.