The purchase of Activision Blizzard for Xbox It was the most important news of the beginning of the year. However, although months have passed, the acquisition is still following the legal channels necessary to be certified. For now, the organizations of Brazil and Saudi Arabia already seem to have given their approval to the purchase, although others such as those of the United Kingdom still prefer to be cautious in their investigation.
As well, thanks to VGCwe have learned that the purchase of Activision Blizzard by Xbox was presented yesterday before the regulatory body of the European Union. According to the EU competition policy record, Microsoft filed the acquisition in the past few hours, and has already filed a provisional deadline to make your decision known. Specifically, the day chosen by the body is the November 8th.
There is already a date for the purchase of Activision Blizzard by Xbox to have a decision in Europe
Therefore, it seems that on November 8 itself, or perhaps a couple of days before, we will be able to know the decision of the regular body of the European Union on the purchase of Activision Blizzard by Xbox. For the time being, the procedure will have to be followed with caution, since, as we have mentioned before, although it is true that the acquisition has been approved in some territories, there are others where the fear of a monopoly is more pronounced.
The CEO of Microsoft is sure that the purchase of Activision will be approved
For example, in the United Kingdom it is feared that after the acquisition of Activision Blizzard, and more now after the sudden closure of Google Stadia, Microsoft is the leading company in the streaming game marketwith a catalog for xCloud that would far exceed that of its main competitors.
Be that as it may, it seems that the procedure for the purchase of Activision Blizzard by Xbox continues to advance little by little. Now we just have to wait to find out what decision the EU competition regulator makes to find out if the acquisition will continue on the right track or not.