Microsoft plans to complete the acquisition of Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion next week. According to knowledgeable sources, the company is considering October 13 as the closing date for the deal, writes The Verge.
However, the situation depends not only on Microsoft’s intentions, but also on the decision of the UK Competition and Markets Authority, which blocked the tech giant’s deal earlier this year.
However, in August, it became known that Microsoft would sell the rights to cloud streaming of Activision Blizzard games to the French company Ubisoft.
This move forced the British regulators to recently reconsider their decision and they have tentatively approved the deal. After that, consultations on the final “verdict” began here – they are due to be completed today, October 6.
Earlier this summer, Microsoft won a battle in the United States to buy Activision Blizzard.