We may finally be nearing the conclusion of the near 2 year acquisition of Activision-Blizzard-King by Microsoft. The CMA reported today that they had given preliminary approval of the deal based on remedies by Microsoft to address concerns over Cloud Gaming.
We are encouraged by this positive development in the CMA’s review process. We presented solutions that we believe fully address the CMA’s remaining concerns related to cloud game streaming, and we will continue to work toward earning approval to close prior to the October 18…— Brad Smith (@BradSmi) September 22, 2023
The CMA is the last major road block towards acquisition completion, and the deal is currently looking on track to be completed prior to Microsoft’s October 18th deadline barring any major changes.