Deadline extended: an update on the Microsoft deal
The Activision Blizzard and Microsoft boards have mutually agreed not to terminate the deal until after October 18.
Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick sent the following email to employees on Wednesday:
I know many of you have questions about our merger with Microsoft. I am happy to share that based on our continued confidence in closing our deal, the Activision Blizzard and Microsoft boards have mutually agreed not to terminate the deal until after October 18.
This merger is great for players, workers, and our business, and it will create opportunities to compete against companies with large talent pools, strong IP and complete control of their markets. Our merger is cleared to close in over 40 countries already, and we remain confident in resolving any remaining regulatory concerns in the UK.
I appreciate your patience through the process. As always, thank you for your continued dedication and work. I’ll share more updates as we have them.
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