A source who spoke to The Verge said the company Xbox Considering Friday, October 13 as the possible closing date for the acquisition Activision Blizzard King for $68.7 billion. The deal is still under review by the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which is the last major obstacle to closing the deal.
The CMA announced last month that it had tentatively agreed to allow the deal after changing terms. He then opened a consultation, the deadline of which will end today, after which he would take a final decision.
The decision is expected to be taken next week MicrosoftMeaning you will finally be free to complete and achieve the deal Activision Blizzard.
The CMA The nascent cloud gaming initially blocked the acquisition in April due to concerns about its impact on the market.
Microsoft Cloud tried to restructure its takeover offer by agreeing to sell streaming rights Ubisoftwhich led CMA To initiate a new integration investigation.
This move seemed to be enough to satisfy CMAIt released a new interim decision in September saying it was now satisfied with the terms of the deal.
“Although CMA Identified limited residual concerns with the new deal, Microsoft The solution proposed is that CMA Tentatively concluded that they should address these issues,” said CMA Right now.
He added: “While the restructured deal is substantially different from the previous transaction and addresses most of the concerns, CMA Certain provisions have limited residual concerns regarding the sale of cloud streaming rights activation A Ubisoft They cannot be waived, waived or enforced.
“To address these concerns, Microsoft Offers solutions to ensure copyright sale terms activation A Ubisoft applies to CMA. The CMA It is tentatively concluded that these additional safeguards should address those remaining concerns.”
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