Xbox's ActiBlizz Deal Will 'Avoid Another EU Probe', Suggests Report

We're still awaiting the announcement that Microsoft's takeover of Activision Blizzard has been completed, but until then, we've got a report from Bloomberg suggesting the EU won't be creating any roadblocks over the next few days.

You may recall that the acquisition was approved in Europe back in May, but recent changes such as Ubisoft's acquisition of cloud gaming rights meant the European Commission could have stepped in and probed the deal further.

According to anonymous sources connected to the outlet, the European Commission "doesn’t see any new competition concerns" - and therefore Microsoft shouldn't need to worry about any unexpected delays courtesy of the EU.

The next step is to wait for the UK CMA's final decision, which is expected imminently. There's been talk of a potential closure date of this Friday for the Activision Blizzard acquisition, but Microsoft's current deadline is October 18th.

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