The agreement, which has a value of about $ 69 billion (before adjustments are made according to the price), is coming to an end after it was first announced in January 2022. At the same time it went under the microscope of many market monitoring organizations as it would have allowed Microsoft to control the positions popular, especially “Call of Duty.” Over the past few months, Microsoft has worked hard to secure approval from regulators around the world. In addition to the government, Microsoft also faced its competitors, especially Sony, saying that the acquisition would give a big player in the “Call of Duty” franchise.
Microsoft has vowed to make Activision’s titles, particularly “Call of Duty,” available on all competitive platforms — including Sony’s PlayStation and Nintendo Switch — until 2030, revealed its sales figures for the first time in almost a decade, and accepted a complete defeat in the symbolic “console wars” to ensure that the agreement is accepted in important markets around the world. The UK CMA was the last major regulator to block the deal, citing concerns about Microsoft’s stability in the cloud gaming sector after it was completed. In response to this, Microsoft renewed the agreement in August 2023 with they offloaded the cloud streaming rights for Activision’s games to Ubisoft.
While giving acceptanceThe CMA says the acquisition is “subject to the completion of the sale of Activision’s cloud streaming rights prior to the merger.”