Xbox's Activision Blizzard deal might be receiving its fair share of scrutiny from various government authorities, but it's beginning to pass the test in certain markets. Back in August, Saudi officials accepted the deal's terms with no changes needed, and now Brazil has officially approved the merger too. Hurrah!
Brazil's competition authority, CADE, says that the two companies can merge "without restrictions" in a new government document posted online.
As noted by The Verge's Tom Warren, the statement highlights that Brazil's stance is focused on its consumers, rather than other competitors involved in the deal's progression (at least roughly translated, anyway).
PlayStation's Jim Ryan is rumoured to have visited Brussels to discuss the EU's stance on approval, but if the EU looks at this merge similarly to Brazil, his efforts may prove fruitless. All we can do is wait and see what each authority has to say on the matter!
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