As surely they already know, currently several government organizations in the world are investigating the purchase of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft. In this way, it was recently revealed that this acquisition is already one step closer to being a reality, since the Saudi Arabia government has issued an answer in this regard, and it is positive.
Recently, the official Saudi Arabia GAC account, government agency that protects and encourages loyal competition and fights monopolistic practices that violate competition, issued a document where it approves the purchase of Blizzard Activision . This was what was said about it:
We declare that we have no inconvenience in which the process of economic concentration between Microsoft and Activision Blizzard is completed.
Considering that this purchase was almost $ 70 billion, it is clear that this is a fairly long and complicated process, to the degree that Microsoft hopes that the reviews will reach an end until June 2023 . However, with the declaration of Saudi Arabia, it is very likely that other nations issue similar communications in the coming weeks.
In related issues, Microsoft responds to Sony’s complaints to this purchase. Similarly, Xbox Game Pass could reach 100 million subscribers with Blizzard Activision Games.
Considering that most countries carry out this process in a private way, it is very likely that the situation we are currently seeing in Brazil is not repeated. It is a pity, it will be interesting to see what kind of documents are taken into account in these cases.