Microsoft Activision Acquisition May Require Concessions Regarding COD Exclusivity

Trending

Stories

Tidio Live Chat Software - Add Tidio live chat software to your website in minutes. Contact visitors and turn them into happy customers. Enhance their experience and boost your sales. Get it for Free

Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of Activision has reportedly received approval from the Serbian competition and markets authority. Sony and Microsoft might reach a 10-year deal over Call of Duty in order to obtain clearance from other countries.

Microsoft Activision acquisition approved in Serbia

The competition authority in Serbia is said to have granted the go-ahead to Microsoft’s planned acquisition of Activision-Blizzard. Consequently, Microsoft has to receive 20 regulatory clearances from authorities throughout the world in order to acquire Activision-Blizzard.

Also Read

While it has already received three of these approvals, it appears that the United States, United Kingdom, and European Union will be the biggest challenges for the acquisition.

A ten-year agreement between Microsoft and Sony regarding Call of Duty exclusivity is possible

The likelihood of the Activision Blizzard merger has increased as a second country approves the merger and the EU demands Microsoft make concessions. As a result, in order to get regulatory approvals from the European Union for the still-unannounced acquisition of Activision Blizzard, Microsoft appears prepared to make a few compromises.

Elegant Themes - The most popular WordPress theme in the world and the ultimate WordPress Page Builder. Get a 30-day money-back guarantee. Get it for Free

Reuters reports that the European Union will have to present a list of concerns about the market’s diminished competitiveness as a result of the acquisition. Microsoft must get the list by the deadline in January, but it’s possible that the firm may propose solutions to speed up the regulatory procedure.

The years-long license agreement for Call of Duty that was recently made public and became known earlier this month may be on the board during the current discussions concerning the issue. The Xbox exclusivity of Call of Duty was the main concern, but both firms subsequently made reassuring promises. Microsoft and Sony may probably enter a ten-year agreement in order to give these terms legal effect and obtain EU approval.

Microsoft has already discussed a transaction similar to this in public. Microsoft reportedly made a straight 10-year COD contract offer to Sony last week, but Sony declined to respond. It now appears that Microsoft is willing to submit that contract for review by the authorities, who may then conclude if it would be appropriate to satisfy their concerns. However, it is yet unknown whether Microsoft’s planned concessions will satisfy the European Union’s concerns.

iThemes WordPress Hosting

Stay updated

Subscribe to our newsletter and never miss an update on the latest tech, gaming, startup, how to guide, deals and more.

Latest

Stories

- Advertisement -
Amar Roy
Amar Roy
An enthusiastic gamer who enjoys writing about games and playing BR genre games.
- Advertisement -

Grow Your Business

Place your brand in front of tech-savvy audience. Partner with us to build brand awareness, increase website traffic, generate qualified leads, and grow your business.

Latest

- Advertisement -

More In Gaming

- Advertisement -
ChatGPT Reaches 100 Million Users in Two Months Microsoft’s Teams Get OpenAI-Based Features WhatsApp New Feature that Allows Users to Create Calling Shortcuts Instagram Working On Twitter-like Paid Verification Feature OnePlus Ace 2 Specs Exposed Online Realme GT Neo 5 Full Specs Revealed  Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra: The New Android King Twitter To End Free API February 9
MLS Season Pass Now Available On Apple TV App Tesla To Increase Giga Shanghai EV Production to 20,000 Weekly  OpenAI Releases Tool To Detect AI-generated Text Tesla Records Double Net Profit in 2022 India to Produce Upcoming iPhones: Trade Minister Japanese Professor Developed A Power Semiconductor made of Diamond