Xbox may well be battling hard with UK and US authorities over its purchase of Activision Blizzard, but the acquisition is proving a smoother process in other counties around the world. We know that Brazil and Saudi Arabia have already approved the deal, and now a second South American nation has joined that list.
Chilean authority FNE (Fiscalía Nacional Económica) says that the deal can go ahead in Chile, as proposed by both Microsoft and Activision Blizzard. The country's regulator put forward that there would still be plenty of competition in the gaming space post-acquisition, with a number of big third party companies still active and independent in the gaming industry.
Lulu Cheng Meservey, CCO of Activision Blizzard has since commented on Chile's approval, via social media. The ActiBlizz executive is of course pleased with the move, while also stating that the two companies "expect more approvals" in future as regulators "review the facts".
Xbox's monumental games industry deal is proving a bit of a mountain to climb for all involved parties, although things are still progressing in various countries around the world. We'll have to wait and see how things shake out with the biggest players though, including the US FTC and the UK CMA.