According to the portal source The Vergethe British regulator CMA will make a preliminary decision on the transaction Microsoft and Activision Blizzard already next week.
The CMA previously blocked the agreement due to concerns about the future development of cloud technologies in the gaming industry.
The CMA had to consider amended terms of the deal, which included the transfer of rights to license AB’s game catalog to Ubisoft (within cloud gaming). These games will not only be part of the subscription Ubisoft+but the company will also be able to dispose of future new products of the company (for 15 years).
The final decision must be announced by October 18, with the CMA’s position remaining the last obstacle to concluding a deal.
True, Microsoft now has other problems amid a huge leak of documents as part of the proceedings with the US FTC.