With the end of the third phase of investigation by the China Market Regulatory Authority, an unconditional license was finally issued for Activision Blizzard’s merger with Microsoft.
A few days ago, the European Union agreed to a deal to buy Activision Blizzard. Of course, the European Union regulatory organization asked Microsoft to provide solutions to prevent violations of the rules related to cloud games; Because if the production of valuable Activision Blizzard games is monopolized by the Redmondi technology giant’s cloud service, this situation can harm the market and other companies active in the field of cloud games.
Microsoft has already signed several 10-year bilateral agreements with companies such as Gerforce NOW, Ubitus, Boosteroid, EE and Nware. The Redmond-based tech giant is now offering a free 10-year license for all of its games as well as Activision Blizzard titles to cloud gaming platforms, and users will be able to stream these games through any of the aforementioned cloud platforms.
However, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority decided against Microsoft’s deal to buy Activision Blizzard. The Windows manufacturer challenged this ruling and asked the British Prime Minister to pay attention to the CMA; Of course Satya Nadella did not rule out the possibility of Activision Blizzard leaving the UK.
written by WccfTech, the US Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit in late 2022 to block Activision Blizzard’s merger with Microsoft; But he believes that he will lose in the long court battle. Considering the difficulty of canceling the rulings of this commission, the CMA is still the biggest obstacle to completing the said transaction. However, Microsoft and Activision Blizzard announced that they are preparing an appeal to the court.
With the approval of the Chinese regulator, the integration of Microsoft with Activision Blizzard has been implemented in 38 countries, including the countries of the European Economic Area, China, Japan, Chile, South Africa, Brazil, Ukraine and Serbia, and the total number of these countries reaches 2.37 billion people.
New Zealand and South Korea will soon announce their verdict on Activision Blizzard’s merger deal with Microsoft.