Microsoft Signs New 10-Year Deal Despite UK ActiBlizz Verdict

This week brought earth shattering Xbox news, when the UK CMA decided to block Microsoft's huge purchase of Activision Blizzard. The Xbox owner is already committed to appealing the decision though, and now, it's made another move to suggest that this deal is far from over.

This morning, Microsoft has announced another 10-year commitment for cloud gaming, this time with Spanish platform Nware. Here's the initial statement from Microsoft president Brad Smith:

"Microsoft and European cloud gaming platform Nware have signed a 10-year agreement to stream PC games built by Xbox on its platform, as well as Activision Blizzard titles after the acquisition closes. While it's still early for the emerging cloud gaming segment in gaming, this new partnership combined with our recent commitments will make popular games available on more cloud game streaming services than they are today."

Nware has also put forward this statement, as a deal is reached between the two companies:

"Excited to be working with Microsoft to bring access to even more titles on the Nware platform to give our gamers the freedom to play any game, anywhere!"

Already, Xbox execs have begun chiming in on this deal and what it means for Xbox moving forward. Both Phil Spencer and Sarah Bond have taken to Twitter to reiterate the statements from Microsoft and Nware, which we'll drop down below.

Since the UK CMA's decision to go against Microsoft's merger, Nvidia has come out to defend the deal, while Xbox boss Phil Spencer has reportedly reassured employees about the future of Xbox.

Where is this whole saga heading next? Leave your thoughts on this move down below.