Microsoft CEO Is “Very Sure” That Activision Deal Will Go Through

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In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Microsoft’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Satya Nadella addressed some concerns regarding Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard. Recently, many regulatory authorities around the globe have been scrutinizing this purchase, with the most recent one being CMA (UK). 

After the CMA openly announced that it would be opening an in-depth investigation into Microsoft’s purchase of Activision, many fans were worried about the future of this deal. However, Microsoft’s CEO is confident about the Activision Blizzard deal going through and says the scrutiny was expected given the size of the purchase. Nadella tells Bloomberg that “any acquisition of this size will go through scrutiny, but we feel very, very confident that we’ll come out.” 

Moreover, Nadella talks about how Microsoft is the 4th or 5th biggest competitor in the video game industry whereas Sony is 1st, and goes on to address Sony’s recent acquisition spree. He says if “this is about competition, let us have competition,” suggesting that they aren’t done acquiring studios.

Recently, Sony’s Jim Ryan also called out Microsoft for being inadequate by giving them (PlayStation) a contract to keep Call of Duty on their platform for three more years. I think it’s fair to expect more verbal exchanges between Microsoft and Sony until this acquisition completes.

Source: Bloomberg

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