In the Lot, the Call of Duty (owned by Activision) license and its availability on PlayStation are still and constantly at the heart of the debates-Sony has actually made an argument to claim a veto from the competition control authorities. As a concession, Microsoft might ensure a distribution agreement for the next Call of Duty on PlayStation for the next 10 years, with the exact same content and simultaneous exit dates on Xbox and PlayStation. In other words, the license could not end up being an Xbox exclusivity during the next 10 years. We keep in mind that Microsoft’s agents had actually already discussed this idea openly (within the structure of interviews or on social media networks). The guarantee might be officially acted before the European Commission, in order to do the warranties to Sony.


Concretely, within the framework of its investigation, the European Commission can create a communication of grievances, that is to say a delegation list raising competition problems most likely to block the deal. To avoid any risk of blocking and speed up the recognition procedure, Microsoft can respond to these complaints and propose restorative steps, making it possible to reduce the regulatory process and intimidate the chances of a fast authorization from the European antitrust authorities.

At the start of Dannie, Microsoft revealed its intent to buy the Activision Blizzard group for $69 billion, however Operation can just emerge if it is confirmed by the antitrust regulatory authorities in various countries around the world-the authorities of 16 countries have actually seized Affairs, and to date, only Brazil and Saudi Arabia have approved the transaction. The most substantial surveys nonetheless remain those of the European Commission and the FTC in the United States and according to Reuters which is most likely, originating from the European Commission, Microsoft would be clearly ready for concessions.