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Microsoft is confident about the Activision Blizzard acquisition, says CEO

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Microsoft's CEO has said the company feels "confident" about the Activision Blizzard acquisition, despite the UK government's concerns.

In an interview with Bloomberg (opens in new tab), Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella expressed optimism about the completion of its acquisition of Activision Blizzard. "Of course, any acquisition of this size will go through scrutiny, but we feel very, very confident that we’ll come out," Nadella said.

As we reported at the start of the month, the Competition and Markets Authority in the UK shared its concerns about Microsoft's Activision Blizzard buyout.

According to the CMA, it is "concerned that if Microsoft buys Activision Blizzard it could harm rivals, including recent and future entrants into gaming, by refusing them access to Activision Blizzard games or providing access on much worse terms." In the same interview, Nadella said that Microsoft is either the 4th or 5th competitor in the video game industry, with Sony Group Corp - who has also made a number of acquisitions recently - coming out on top at number 1. "So if this is about competition, let us have competition," Nadella said.

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