Microsoft's management met with the European regulator on the purchase of Activision Blizzard last week. The findings of these discussions have not yet been released, but the regulator intends to make a final decision by April on whether or not to complete the transaction.
Phil Spencer, Microsoft Gaming CEO, spoke with The Times about the possibility of forming a merger with Activision Blizzard. Here are a few key takeaways from the discussion.
Phil Spencer discussed a "very friendly" meeting with Sony's CEO Kenichiro Yoshida early on in the prospect of a purchase. Spencer believes that Sony should not be left behind by the acquisition. In the smartphone market, there are three good competitors at the moment, and there are only two.