Microsoft was one step closer to the absorption of Activision Blizzard — Brazil's regulator did not support Sony

Microsoft was one step closer to the absorption of Activision Blizzard — Brazil's regulator did not

The Video Games Chronicle reported that the Brazilian Economic Protection Board had issued a ruling on a deal it had verified between Microsoft and Activation Blizzard for $68.7 billion.

It was reported that the takeover had been approved, that the resolution had been given without any restrictions, and CADE had concluded that the conversion of Activision Blizzard under Microsoft's wing would not harm competition in the video game market.

The possible loss of the Activation Blizzard games will not be the end of the light for Sony: it will have brand recognition, experience, a larger user and console base, an extensive catalogue of exclusives, partnerships with other publishers, and loyal consumers.

," reminiscent of Sony's Brazilian regulator.

At the same time, CADE acknowledges that once the deal is approved, Microsoft may decide to make a donation from other platforms to make the games Activation Blizzard in general and Call of Duty in particular the exclusives of the Xbox ecosystem.

This, in turn, can trigger both the transition of gamers from PlayStation to Xbox and their rejection of the content of Activision Blizzard in favour of the favorite console.

The Brazilian regulator is the first after Saudi Arabia's competition authority to approve a record deal, and the absorption is scheduled to be completed by June 30, 2023, but it must first have a green light in other parts of the world.