Exclusive: Microsoft’s licensing offer likely to satisfy EU on Activision, sources say
Activision Blizzard’s recent acquisition by Microsoft has been the source of much speculation in the tech world. The deal, which is valued at over $10 billion, would see Microsoft become the majority shareholder in the company.
However, the deal has been met with some resistance from European regulators. The European Union is concerned that the deal would give Microsoft too much control over the gaming market. Microsoft has already been fined in the past for similar antitrust violations.
The EU is reportedly considering demanding that Microsoft sell off some of its assets in order to approval the deal. However, sources close to the situation say that Microsoft has already made a licensing offer that is likely to satisfy the EU’s concerns.
This is good news for Microsoft, as the company has been looking to increase its presence in the gaming market. The acquisition of Activision Blizzard would give Microsoft a huge portfolio of popular games, including Call of Duty, Overwatch, and World of Warcraft.
So far, Microsoft has not commented on the reports of the EU’s potential demands. However, the company is said to be confident that the deal will ultimately be approved.