After the FTC failed to block Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard, the super-gaining merger is all but a done deal. Even as some critics are stressing that UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) decision may not block the deal.
The FTC is technically unable to make any legal move that may hamper the acquisition and would have to wait until after the merger to refute or challenge. On the other hand, the GMA is still to rule and is uncertain that it may meet the July 18 deadline, and vies for a later date of July 29.
The US merger of $68.7 billion will now proceed while Microsoft gets busy completing other requisites that the CMA is demanding.
In other gaming news, Sony has signed a ten-year operational deal with Microsoft following the failure of the FTC to prevent the merger. Sony will be able to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation for the next ten years.
Microsoft has confirmed its approval to offer Call of Duty on multiple platforms.