It’s been almost two years since Microsoft announced its intention to buy Activision Blizzard. After many advances and setbacks, the latest news is looking more encouraging, with the Redmond company even saying it wants to close on the Call of Duty creator purchase next week.
Activision Blizzard may be acquired next week
According to the latest news, Microsoft plans to close its agreement worth more than 60 billion euros to buy Activision Blizzard next week, more specifically on October 13. But to do this, it is necessary for Xbox to receive final approval from the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the country's antitrust regulatory body, as the channel moves forward. the edge.
Previous information has already given Microsoft more hope, as the British state has allowed the purchase of the Call of Duty creator, even if only temporarily. But the desired final approval is now missing, meaning the UK may soon join the US and Europe in giving the green light to the deal.
This whole process involved deadlines, and in July this year Microsoft extended the agreement deadline to October 18, a way to give the UK more time to approve the acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
Reuters requested comments from Microsoft, but the company refused to talk about the matter. Activision Blizzard has not yet responded to the same request.
If this purchase finally materializes, it will be the biggest deal in the gaming industry. What remains to be seen is what impact the acquisition will have, now and in the future, on rival companies, such as Sony and Nintendo.
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