Microsoft is trying to salvage what remains of the Activision Blizzard deal. The company is still in talks with regulatory bodies and the European Union. To finalize the indefinitely delayed Activision Blizzard Deal, Microsoft has proposed its own solutions to the EU. So what’s all this fuss about?
Microsoft Activision Blizzard Deal Delay?
Apparently, the President over at Microsoft, Brad Smith, states that the company is willing to settle with rival companies by offering exclusive licensing deals in an effort to ease tensions. This might lessen the blowback on not wanting to sell the highly lucrative Call of Duty franchise.
It was today that Microsoft proposed solutions in order to appease the EU’s antitrust government body. This was all done to get the go-ahead on the delayed Activision Blizzard deal. But so far, the EU antitrust body hasn’t made any comments on the matter.
“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. – Brad Smith”
According to Yahoo! Finance, it’s all bets on Microsoft on winning the delayed Activision Blizzard deal in the wake of their remedial propositions. Yet, it’s still not clear what the UK Regulatory Authorities have on their mind.
The whole delayed Activision Blizzard deal and debacle has been going on for a solid year now. We aren’t sure if Microsoft will get its hands on this juicy deal, at least in the immediate future. But what do you think about this fiasco? Let us know in the comments below. For more updates, stay tuned!