The news of the acquisition of Activision Blizzard for about 70 billion dollars suddenly hit the gaming sector in January of this year, following the already unexpected entry of Bethesda into the Microsoft family.
The completion of the acquisition process of the colossus owner of call of Duty however, it will take some time, exactly as happened for the Zenimax group. For the moment, however, Microsoft does not see any kind of problem rising on the horizon, as confirmed by the President Brad Smith during a recent interview granted to the Belgian newspaper The Echo.
“It is proceeding swiftly, – confirmed the manager of Redmond – or, at least, sent as fast as an acquisition of this magnitude can be. We have recently received requests for clarification from Brussels, but also from London and Washington. We respond, send briefings and share requested information“Making fun of the complexity of the trial, Brad Smith sued one of the attorneys for Microsoftwho claimed to be “at the end of the beginning and at the beginning of the middle“. With the intention of respecting the rules imposed by the various verification bodies, Microsoft hopes to be able to conclude the entire acquisition process of Activision Blizzard.
In the meantime, the Redmond giant is preparing for the transmission of the Xbox + Bethesda Showcase 2022, scheduled for next June.