The marriage between Xbox and Activision Blizzard, as it is easy to guess, it will not be an operation destined to be completed within a few days. Similarly to what happened with the acquisition of ZeniMax and Bethesda, it will take several months for the agreement to be finalized.
According to Microsoft, this is expected to end in fiscal 2023, as reported directly by the famous market analyst, Daniel Ahmad.
Microsoft says the Activision Blizzard deal is expected to close in FY2023.
This is the period between July 2022 and June 2023.
Until then, Activision Blizzard will continue to operate as it currently is, and then report to Phil Spencer after close. pic.twitter.com/3xa0MitOtQ
- Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) -
Microsoft says it expects to close the deal with Activision Blizzard in fiscal year 2023. This period runs from July 2022 to June 2023. Until then, Activision Blizzard will continue to operate as normal, and will subsequently report directly to Phil Spencer after closing. "
The entry of the new teams in the Xbox Game Studios it will therefore be finalized over a period of time ranging from 6 to 18 months, necessary to finalize an agreement of significant proportions like this one. Until then, Activision Blizzard will continue to operate autonomously, but it will be destined to end up under the direction of Phil Spencer as soon as the deal is closed.