Xbox and Activision Blizzard, there is the turning point: the ok from the FTC could come very soon
The highly anticipated turning point could have come for the acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft , which would lead the videogame giant to be officially part of the great Xbox family .
The market operation would involve a record investment for the Redmond house, but it would have great potential both for the entire Microsoft catalog and for the Xbox Game Pass ( which you can find at a discount on Amazon ), offering many new free games for users.
However, the operation had reached a significant slowdown that risked endangering the operation: the Federal Trade Commission in fact decided to launch an investigation to see clearly and understand if it was in compliance.
The government agency is very strict and has already come to block very important mergers, even for the technology sector: Microsoft had however said it was sure it had not violated any rules and, according to the latest developments, the final ok of the FTC could be coming very soon.
According to what was reported by Real Mi Central (via Game Rant ) the deal could in fact officially proceed towards the final steps as early as August : the Redmond house is in fact still awaiting authorization to proceed.
In fact, it is reported that Microsoft has responded in the past few hours to a new request for information from the government agency, which now has about 30 days to respond again.
If the US government agency does not request any new details from the Xbox and Activision Blizzard teams in the next month, the deal would be automatically approved and can be finalized.
Consequently, as early as August, the official entry of Activision Blizzard in the Xbox group could arrive, given that the FTC investigation undoubtedly represented the biggest obstacle to overcome for the company: of course we will keep you updated if they arrive. further details on the affair.
After all, only a few days ago it was PlayStation that overcame the skepticism of the Federal Trade Commission, officially confirming the acquisition of Bungie which, until a few days ago, seemed to be at risk for the same reason .
But even Nintendo did not stand by, announcing that it has acquired an important animation studio : in the coming days we should therefore find out if it will be up to Microsoft to join the celebrations with the highly anticipated new market operation.