The merger between Microsoft and Activision Blizzard must be completed by October 18th, so that the companies can get regulatory approvals for more than a month to close the deal. After a long month on the news of the deal, few or even so things went around rumours in recent weeks. One of the latest things on this subject concerned a transfer of cloud operations to Ubisoft by Microsoft.
In a conversation with Bloomberg Television about the release of Starfield, a boss of Microsoft Gaming was asked about the status of the deal with Activision Blizzard. According to him, the team at Microsoft is working to solve the problem of regulators: “It is the problem that is affecting me.”
We are working in cooperation with the regulators. We are confident about work carried out by the CMA, the European Commission, and the FTC in the US. I’m sure we’ll close this acquisition.
Let us remind you that previously, Phil Spencer said that immediately after the merger with Activision, you shouldn’t expect that all the publishers’ games will be available on GamePass.