We've heard from Phil Spencer recently about how the Xbox Activision Blizzard deal is progressing, especially in regards to Call of Duty and its exclusivity terms moving forward. While some aspects of the merger seem uncertain at this stage, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella still seems pretty confident it'll all go through in the end.
Speaking with Bloomberg, Nadella discussed the deal's level of scrutiny and how such levels of attention are expected. Still, Nadella seems positive about the deal and its progression so far:
Of course, any acquisition of this size will go through scrutiny, but we feel very, very confident that we’ll come out [successful].
Alongside Sony chiming in on the deal, especially in regards to Call of Duty's future, the merge is seeing plenty of scrutiny from various authorities worldwide. The UK CMA recently spoke about entering a second phase of its review process, which would enable further scrutiny here in the UK.
Still, the deal has been given the go-ahead in certain regions, and we'll be excited when all this is sorted, if it's successful. Truth be told, we're looking forward to moving past this stage and talking about the games - especially those that could potentially come to Xbox Game Pass in future!
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