Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has stated that the merger with Activision Blizzard will officially get approved and she is confident about it.
Nadella recently spoke with the media outlet Bloomberg about the Activision Blizzard merger. She stated that she is confident that it will be approved. She also said that “if this is about competition, let us have competition.”
The CEO has also said something about the scrutiny anyone gets for large acquisitions. Microsoft is very confident though that they would win this approval.
The Competition and Markets Authority in the UK is concerned that this merger would be anti-competitive for the gaming industry as a whole. Nadella then points out that their biggest competitor, Sony, has also acquired other studios. They even got big ones like Bungie to join them so why not Activision Blizzard?
Nadella then said that if this was all about competition, then let them have competition.
In the past, PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan stated that Microsoft’s offer to their company about extending the availability of Call of Duty games on their platforms for only three years was inadequate. They were concerned about this since the PlayStation consoles were always the ones to get early access for Call of Duty games. Microsoft did assure SIE that the franchise will always be multiplatform. Some believe that the early access exclusivity might not happen anymore after acquisition.