Satya Nadella
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Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard is nearing the finish line according to previous statements made by company heads. If you are in need of some reassurance though, CEO Satya Nadella has now provided an incredibly brief update during the latest earnings report.

According to the Microsoft boss, the tech giant remains "confident" it will get this deal passed. Here's exactly what he had to say, courtesy of The Verge senior editor Tom Warren:

Satya Nadella: "We continue to work through the regulatory approval process and remain confident about getting the deal done."

Xbox boss Phil Spencer last week revealed in an email to employees how the deadline had been extended in order "to resolve the remaining regulatory concerns in the UK".

It follows on from the FTC losing again, after the Microsoft Activision Blizzard acquisition was given the greenlight in the US. Not long after this, Microsoft and Sony signed a binding agreement to keep the Call of Duty series on PlayStation in a 10-year deal.

When this deal passes, Microsoft's gaming sector is expected to greatly benefit from it. Nadella also mentioned during the company's latest earnings results how Xbox fans can look forward to the launch of Starfield in September. You can see Xbox's latest FY23 Q4 results in the following post:

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