According to Reuters, Microsoft is expected to eventually win EU antitrust approval for its $69 billion acquisition of Activision, which was announced last January. Since then, disputes and lawsuits have continued for more than a year due to fears that such a move would make Microsoft a monopoly in the gaming market.
And now three independent sources have told Reuters that the European Commission, which must make a decision on the deal by April 25, will not require Microsoft to sell assets to get its approval. One of the interlocutors also added that Microsoft, in addition to licensing agreements with competitors, may also have to offer other behavioral means to allay the concerns not only of Sony, but also of other parties. Such means usually mean additional guarantees of the future behavior of the combined company.