EU antitrust regulator approves $69 billion deal between Microsoft and Activision

BRUSSELS, May 15 (Reuters) – The EU’s competition authority approved Microsoft Corp’s $69 billion purchase of Activision Blizzard on Monday, noting that the US tech giant’s proposed measures eased the regulator’s concerns.

The European Commission said Microsoft has offered European consumers 10-year free licensing deals and cloud-based game streaming services for PCs and Activision consoles, confirming a March report from Reuters.

“These commitments completely address the competition issues identified by the Commission and represent a significant improvement to the cloud gaming market compared to the current situation,” the EU competition authority said in a statement.

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