The interminable process by which it will be decided whether theMicrosoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard will it end positively or not is once again at the center of discussions. The well-known analyst revealed new details Michael Pachterwho has released interesting indiscretions on the progress of the negotiations.
According to a series of messages shared by Pacther on his personal Twitter profile, Microsoft would have found a way to facilitate the conclusion of the negotiations in his favor. In addition to the already known proposals to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation in the coming years, it would seem that the Redmond giant wants to reassure the Japanese company about the arrival of sequels linked to successful brands like Fallout, Doom, The Elder Scrolls and so many more. In essence, Microsoft wants to make the FTC more likely not to intercede due to the arrival of blockbuster products like The Elder Scrolls 6 even on PlayStation 5. This will have no impact on the catalog of Xbox Game Passsince the arrival of these products on the rival platform will not prevent Microsoft from landing its first-party titles in the catalog of the service.
Obviously these are just rumorsbut given the progress of the acquisition it cannot be excluded that this is actually Microsoft’s strategy to conclude the agreement and add Activision to Xbox Game Studios.
Meanwhile, Bloomberg claims that Microsoft is ready for a legal battle against the FTC if there are some kind of hitches in the Microsoft x Activision deal. In any case, there are also positive opinions from some analysts, who believe that the acquisition of Activision Blizzard will go through within six months.