After Almost Two Years, Next Week Could Be The Finale For Xbox's ActiBlizz Takeover

For the best part of two years, we've been hearing how the Pure Xbox community is fed up of the Activision Blizzard acquisition and just wants it to either happen or not happen - and we may be getting our wish in just a few days' time.

According to a source over at The Verge, Microsoft appears to be targeting Friday, October 13th as the day to announce that the ActiBlizz takeover has finally gone through. Of course, keep in mind that plans could always change.

(Can you believe it was January 2022 when we first started hearing about all this?!)

There is one big caveat to those plans, which is that the CMA still hasn't decided whether to approve the acquisition just yet. The UK regulator granted "preliminary approval" back in late September, but it seems we won't hear about a final decision until potentially later today, but more likely next week.

The Federal Trade Commission in the U.S. is trying to challenge the deal as well, but Microsoft is still able to proceed and close the acquisition in the meantime - this is due to the FTC being denied a preliminary injunction back in July.

Do you think we'll get a verdict next Friday? Let us know your thoughts down in the comments below.

How Important Is The Activision Blizzard Acquisition To You? (600 votes)

  1. It's massively important! I can't wait for it!34%
  2. It's good for sure, definitely nice to have34%
  3. I'm still waiting to see how it pans out11%
  4. It's not a big deal for me personally, but I'm fine with it13%
  5. I don't like the idea of Xbox owning ActiBlizz to be honest!8%