These Activision Blizzard news drops are becoming daily again at the moment, with the latest news revolving around Microsoft’s attempts to encourage the European Commission to accept the takeover.
According to Reuters and Yahoo Finance, Microsoft has now offered remedies to the EU regulator in an attempt to push the deal over the line, although we don’t know the exact details of these just yet.
Here’s what a spokesperson had to say to Reuters earlier today:
“We have stood behind our promise to bring Call of Duty to more gamers on more devices by entering into agreements to bring the game to the Nintendo console and cloud game streaming services offered by Nvidia, Boosteroid, and Ubitus.”
“We are now backing up that promise with binding commitments to the European Commission, which will ensure that this deal benefits gamers into the future.”
As a result of this, the European Commission has pushed back its deadline to give a verdict on the Activision Blizzard deal, now reportedly preparing to “seek feedback from rivals and customers” ahead of a decision by May 22nd.
Earlier this month, Reuters mentioned that Microsoft was expected to get approval by the European Commission after offering remedies, and the outlet is still suggesting that’s the case, so that’s a big potential positive for Xbox.