Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoftreturned to the topic ofacquisition of Activision Blizzard claiming to be positive about the success of the transaction, because if the issue concerns competition, this acquisition does nothing but stimulate it, essentially asking the supervisory bodies to allow competition with Sony.
“Of course, any acquisition of this magnitude has to go through investigation, but we are very, very confident that we will be able to complete it,” Nadella said in an interview with Bloomberg Television.
The argument remains the central one put forward by Microsoft to support its position, which is the fact that there is no risk of monopoly and that such an acquisition would rather, on the contrary, serve to stimulate competition, given that Xbox is in a position far from the top of the market.
“Microsoft ranks between fourth and fifth place in the gaming industry, depending on the parameters that you want to take into consideration”, explained Nadella in the interview.
The market leaderSony Group Corp., has already made several acquisitions even recently, “added the CEO of Microsoft.
“If all this attention is about the importance of competition, then let us compete“, said Nadella, thus illustrating her vision of the matter. In the meantime, the investigations continue and in the United Kingdom they have moved on to phase 2 by the CMA, which, moreover, has generated considerable satisfaction from Sony, the main detractor of the Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard At the same time, Phil Spencer also recently reiterated that Call of Duty will remain on PlayStation even after its permanent inclusion within Xbox Game Pass.