In a recent interview, Microsoft’s Phil Spencer spoke about the planned takeover of Activision Blizzard. In the course of the conversation, he described the inspections by the authorities as “fair and just”. At the same time, according to Spencer, he assumes that the almost 69 billion US dollar deal will ultimately be approved.
As is well known, the competition watchdogs of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in Great Britain decided to conduct a phase 2 review of the planned takeover of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft.
In a recent interview, Phil Spencer, the head of Microsoft’s gaming division, went into the development of the past few weeks and pointed out that Microsoft had already expected appropriate tests and investigations. Even if Spencer, according to his own statements, does not want to call himself “an expert in the field of large acquisitions”, work was already being done before the acquisition was announced to ensure that it would be approved in the most important countries or regions.
As a result, Spencer is spending a lot of time in London, Brussels and the US speaking to competition watchdogs and quashing fears that the takeover will harm free competition.
Spencer is optimistic
“In my opinion, the talks so far have been fair and just. It’s a big takeover, without question. Microsoft is a big tech company in its role in the tech industry. So I think the talks about an acquisition of this size are justified. And I appreciate the time I put into it,” Spencer said.
Later in the interview, Spencer pointed out that he recently returned to London to hold talks with the Competition and Markets Authority: “I was in London just last week. I continue to have discussions with all regulators and am confident that they will approve the deal.”
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According to their own information, the competition watchdogs of the Competition and Markets Authority are particularly bothered by the popular “Call of Duty” series, which will change hands in the course of the takeover of around 69 billion US dollars and, according to the CMA, the purchase decision for the consoles in the future -could affect players. While microsoft multiple insuredThat “Call of Duty” will continue to be a multiplatform series, Sony Interactive Entertainment naturally tried to understand the importance of the “Call of Duty” series to highlight and to blow a horn similar to that of the CMA.
With initial results of the Phase 2 review, according to the CMA early 2023 to reckon with.
Quelle: Videogames Chronicle
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