Microsoft officially announced its plans to restructure its cloud gaming business by transferring some of its assets to Ubisoft. This is accomplished to get approval for a merger between Activision and Blizzard in the UK. According to Microsoft, the agreement transfers cloud-based data streaming rights to all actual and new Activision Blizzard games, both PC and consoles, over the next 15 years, to Ubisoft Entertainment, the world’s leading game publisher. Your rights will be indefinite.
The European Commission, which in May of this year approved the merger of Microsoft and Activision, said that new review may be needed due to restructuring. The Verge quotes an article written by Arianna Podesta, saying the European Commission has been investigating, but it is not surprising that the British government is examining if events are legitimately necessary to be reinstated. There isn’t a clear decision yet about the conduct of a new audit.
Microsoft says that the restructured deal won’t be detrimental to the corporate obligations to the European Commission.