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Microsoft Submits New Activision Blizzard Deal for Review After CMA Confirms Original Deal Block

Microsoft has submitted a new Activision Blizzard deal for review after the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) confirmed the original deal is blocked.

To address the CMA’s concerns, Microsoft has restructured the deal to buy a “narrower” set of rights. This includes signing a deal with Assassin’s Creed maker Ubisoft to transfer the cloud streaming rights for all current and new Activision Blizzard PC and console games released over the next 15 years. The rights will be in perpetuity.

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