News Bit: Microsoft CEO confident the Activision Blizzard deal will be Approved
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella recently spoke with Bloomberg and had a little bit to say about the proposed Activision Blizzard acquisition. He is confident that the deal will be approved and isn't surprised by the scrutiny it is receiving. The main concern with the deal appears to be that it may be anti-competitive for the gaming industry. This seems to be mostly due to the large video game franchises owned by Activision Blizzard, especially Call of Duty. Sony has continued to be vocal about its concerns while regulatory boards around the world take a closer look at the deal. However, some companies see this as a potential opportunity. The EA CEO Andrew Wilson has previously commented that CoD being exclusive to Xbox could be beneficial to Battlefield. Nadella points out that in recent years, Sony has acquired major studios and services such as Bungie, Bluepoint Games, Crunchyroll, Funimation, and even the world's largest fighting game event, EVO. "If this is about competition, let us have competition," he says.
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