The EU remedies offered by Microsoft only affect cloud streaming services and don’t even mention SONY.
Microsoft last week offered remedial measures to the EU Commission in order to get the green light for the takeover of Activision Blizzard.
As we previously reported, this will consist of a “commitment to make Activision Blizzard’s game catalog available on competing cloud gaming services.”
According to Reuters news agency, sources close to it say that the measures actually only relate to cloud gaming services and do not even mention SONY.
The fact that SONY is no longer mentioned at all could be an indication that the EU Commission no longer has any concerns about competition in the console market.
Officially, the EU has not given the details of the measures offered by Microsoft. According to the sources, however, these are license agreements for cloud gaming services for a period of ten years. This would be in line with other agreements that were previously made with Boosteroid or Ubitus, for example.
Competitors and customers have until the end of this week to provide feedback on the matter. The deal will then be decided on May 22nd.
People familiar with the deal told Reuters that the EU is likely to accept these agreements and approve the merger.
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