The provisional deadline for the decision on Microsoft’s planned acquisition of Activision has been pushed back by The European Commission, the regular announced earlier this week.
The original deadline was April 25 but the regular has now announced that the decision will be held off until May 25, following remedies submitted by Microsoft in an effort to approve the deal.
Details on these remedies have not been disclosed, although the Xbox format holder has recently announced that it has plans to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo Switch and cloud gaming formats with several new partnerships.
We have stood behind our promise to bring Call of Duty to more gamers on more devices by entering into agreements to bring the game to the Nintendo console and cloud game streaming services offered by Nvidia, Boosteroid, and Ubitus. We are now backing up that promise with binding commitments to the European Commission, which will ensure that this deal benefits gamers into the future.
Sony is obviously not happen about Microsoft’s plans to acquire one of the biggest publishers in gaming. Recently, the PlayStation maker claimed that Starfield and The Elder Scrolls VI were not originally supposed to be exclusive to Xbox prior to Bethesda being purchased by Microsoft.
Elsewhere, Microsoft has been promoting the acquisition in full-page ads across several major UK newspapers.
[Source – VGC]