Microsoft 'Likely' To Offer Remedies Soon For Activision Blizzard Deal In Europe, Claims Report

It was confirmed recently that the European Commission was proceeding with a deeper investigation into Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard, and now it sounds like Microsoft is willing to "offer remedies" to seal the deal.

In a new report from Reuters, it's been claimed that Microsoft is "likely" to provide these remedies to EU regulators in the coming weeks, with the potential for an early clearance if the European Commission is satisfied with them.

The main remedy, according to one source, is a "10-year licensing deal to PlayStation owner Sony". Microsoft has previously stated that an offer to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation for ten years was offered back on November 11th, but Sony has declined to comment publicly on this so far.

There's no word on whether any other remedies are involved or what they might be. Keep in mind that the European Commission has set itself a deadline of March 2023 to make a decision, so it could still be a while until there's a verdict.

Even if Microsoft is able to appease EU regulators, the company has the UK's Competition and Markets Authority to consider too, which is also conducting a deeper investigation at the moment, and there have been suggestions that the US Federal Trade Commission is "likely" to file a lawsuit against the deal as well.

In other words, there's a long way to go yet!

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