It’s been over a year since Microsoft announced that it would buy Activision BlizzardHowever, this aforementioned acquisition has not materialized yet due to all the legal framework involved in a transaction that cost $68.7 billion dollars.
But although regulators around the world are still reviewing the deal and Sony has repeatedly complained about what this could mean for titles like call of duty, Phil Spencer he is confident that Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard will be completed.
In a recent conversation with the portal IGN the head of Xbox pointed out that “I did not know anything” about this type of transaction at the beginning of last year, but he assured that during this time he has learned a lot.
“The fact that I have more insight, more knowledge about what it means to work with the different regulatory boards, I’m more confident now than I was a year ago, just based on the information I have and the discussions we’ve been having,” Spencer said. “When we announced it a year ago, we talked about a term of 18 months. We’ve been here for 12 months. I think we remain focused on closing the deal.”
“We are actively working with regulatory boards around the world who need to get this approved, and it has been a learning experience for me. I spent a lot of time, a lot of travel, a lot of conversations, but these are conversations where I can talk about our industry and the work that we do and why we do it.” added “I think the fact that more regulators are informed about what games are, how the business works, who the players are, and what our aspiration is as Team Xbox is a good thing for the industry itself.”
Spencer finished by noting that his “confidence remains high” about the future of the deal, something that is in line with recent reports that indicate that Xbox would still wait for the Activision Blizzard acquisition to come to fruition in July of this year.