===Bloomberg===The CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, commented on the British regulator's decision to conduct an in-depth review of the US$68.7 billion Activation Blizzard purchase transaction.
Remember, the British Competition and Markets Authority was concerned that a major operation like the Activion buys could harm Microsoft's rivals and .
According to Nadellah, it is not surprising that the absorption of such a magnitude is subject to a detailed test:
Nadellah noted that Microsoft is only fourth to fifth place in the video game industry:
The head of Microsoft also named Sony, who recently made a number of game acquisitions, as the segment leader, although Newzoo's analysis gave precedence to Chinese Tencent.
Sony remains one of the main opponents of the deal: the company is confident that the transfer of Microsoft control over the Activation games, like Call of Duty, will have .
Microsoft plans to complete the acquisition of Activision Blizzard by June 30, 2023, but must first receive green light from a number of regulators. So far, a possible alliance has been approved only in Saudi Arabia.