Today, the European Union regulator officially announced the approval of the merger between Microsoft and Activision Blizzard. It came just weeks after the British regulator blocked the merger.
One of the requirements for the deal to be approved was that Microsoft would be required to automatically license Activision Blizzard’s popular games to competing cloud gaming services.
However, Microsoft has already announced that they will comply with this requirement not only for the European Union, but for all countries at once, which will allow millions of consumers to play these games on any device they choose. This agreement can play a significant role in the appeal court with the British regulator.
For now, there are still regulators who continue to consider a potential merger. These are China, South Korea, New Zealand and Australia.