The European Commission seeks further feedback from Microsoft’s rivals and customers. As a result, they are delaying their ruling on Microsoft’s attempted purchase of Activision Blizzard until May 22nd.
Reuters also reports that sources expect the deal to obtain European Union antitrust approval. One key reason for this approval is Microsoft’s licensing deals with rival companies to ensure games like Call of Duty appear on competing platforms.
Microsoft has signed deals to ensure the popular FPS franchise appears on Nintendo hardware for the next ten years. Additionally, Microsoft announced partnerships with two cloud gaming services: NVIDIA GeForce Now and Boosteroid.