The deal is getting more expensive: Microsoft and Activision Blizzard agreed to extend the deadline for the merger and increased compensation for the protracted process

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Head of Xbox Phil Spencer (Phil Spencer) said that Microsoft and Activision Blizzard have agreed to extend the registration period

transactions until October 18, 2023.

What is known

The corporation is forced to spend extra time to resolve the issue with the CMA, which remained the only obstacle before signing the largest deal in the gaming industry.

As UK regulators are conductingfurther investigation, they postponed their decision until 29 August. Microsoft is expected to make some concessions that will affect the cloud market.

Microsoft President Brad Smith (Brad Smith) said that his corporation has reached a consensus with Activision Blizzard to increase compensation for the protracted process.

So, if the deal is not finalized by August 29, then the amount of payments will be $3.5 billion, if the case drags on until September 15, then the amount of compensation will increase to $4.5 billion.