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After his statements about the impact of Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard on the competition, Bobby Kotic expanded his statements and confirmed that he has confidence in the management of Xbox.
As we know, AMC is slowing down the process and has moved towards a phase 2 review by the antitrust authorities. This comes as no surprise to Mr Kotic, who knows that such money movements create speculation and affect the interests of other big companies.
Our own board recognized that it was a lot of money in a very, very weak place. I am not really surprised that we have gone to phase 2″, says Mr. Kotic.
Microsoft will not be a move for Activision with controlled administration, says Kotic.
When there is a change of direction, the question always arises whether it will affect the pace of work or change the working environment. In response to this, Bobby Kotic replied that he has confidence in Microsoft’s leadership as a company, which is why he believes it will work when it becomes part of the Vivendi group.
I don’t expect it to be very different from what happened when we were at Vivendi. They gave us the opportunity to run the company completely independently. I think that a big part of the problem will be, and Microsoft probably wants to, to keep almost everyone.
Speculation surrounding this deal is rife, from there it appears that the purchase is more than assured for some, while other studies indicate that there is no guarantee. On the other hand, there is also the CMA’s own regulator, which has a few vested interests that favor Sony. In short, we have to wait for the final decision in March 2023.