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Microsoft will give Ubisoft control of Activision cloud rights in effort to gain UK deal approval

Last month, Microsoft and the CMA jointly agreed to put the appeal process on hold to go back to the drawing board on the proposed Activision Blizzard merger. At that time, the deadline for closing the deal was also extended. Now, we finally have an update from the CMA, revealing that Microsoft plans to sell off its cloud gaming rights to Activision Blizzard games to Ubisoft. 

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Microsoft and Activision Blizzard could merge as early as next week

This week, a US court officially made its decision on Microsoft's proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard, denying the FTC's request to block the merger. This leaves the UK's CMA as the final hurdle against the deal closing and within an hour of the US court decision going public, Microsoft and the CMA announced a plan to pause their appeal battle to renegotiate. At the rate things are going, Microsoft could officially own Activision Blizzard as soon as next week. 

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Microsoft signs another 10-year cloud gaming deal

The CMA may have opted to block Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard but Microsoft is showing no signs of backing down. The company is already preparing to appeal the ruling and in the meantime, the company is also still signing 10-year deals guaranteeing access to major IP to other cloud …

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