During an Xbox event titled “What’s Next For Gaming,” Phil Spencer, CEO of Xbox Game Studios, reassured attendees that Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard would proceed despite the current hurdles. The acquisition, which has faced opposition from the UK’s Competition and Market Authority and awaits approval from the US FTC, remains a priority for Microsoft.
Xbox CEO Phil Spencer
Spencer expressed Microsoft’s commitment to working with regulators to address their concerns. He highlighted the company’s successful resolution of issues with the European Commission and remained confident that similar solutions would be found in other areas. Despite the challenges and the time-consuming nature of the process, Spencer remained unwavering in his enthusiasm for the acquisition.
The proposed Microsoft-Activision acquisition — announced 18 months ago — garnered significant attention and set new records in the gaming, finance, and media industries. If approved, it would rank as one of the largest acquisitions of a media corporation in history, rivaling Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox in terms of financial magnitude. In the gaming realm, it would be an unprecedented acquisition, dwarfing any previous deals.
Microsoft Determined to Acquire Activision Blizzard
While Spencer’s optimism is steadfast, he is not alone in his belief. Gaming industry analysts also acknowledged the potential for the deal to be approved. Apparently, there is a possibility, greater than zero but less than half, of regulatory approval. Speculation arose that Microsoft might consider withdrawing Activision from the UK market to bypass regulatory concerns, a move similar to Blizzard’s existing arrangement in China. However, Uerkwitz emphasized that such a step may not be necessary and is not necessarily Microsoft’s preferred course of action.
Ultimately, Phil Spencer’s vision extends beyond the acquisition itself. This year’s Xbox showcase emphasized Microsoft’s ambition to solidify its position as a dominant force in PC game publishing. By staying on track with its plans, Microsoft aims to become the game publishing giant it has always aspired to be, aligning with Spencer’s long-term strategy.
There is plenty of drama surrounding the entire family, and it all started with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wanting to break free and embark on their own journey. Both felt the royal life wasn’t for them and did not enjoy all the shadiness surrounding them. Once they broke free, they started getting plenty of criticism!
Prince Harry Wrote Spare
As it were, the dust is still settling after the release of Spare, which coupled with Harry and Meghan’s Netflix documentary about what royal life is really like. But Harry did as he promised — he did not publish the 400 pages of unforgivable content in his book. But a source has been saying that we might not have seen the end of it. It is rumored that Harry might publish one more chapter for the paperback edition of his book.
The Backlash Will Continue
It is said that the new chapter is reportedly going to be added to the paperback edition of the book and will not shine a light on any stories from the past but will deal with recent events in Prince Harry and Meghan’s lives circling the backlash they got for the book and documentary and how much they have suffered.
Is the Next Chapter a Reality?
The next chapter for the paperback edition of Spare is simply speculation at this point, but it’s still a juicy piece of gossip. Harry has said in the past that there was a lot more he could have written, and seeing as his first draft was almost twice as long as the final one – there’s truth to that. He explains a lot that happened between him and his brother that he couldn’t share because the family would never forgive him.
Will Prince Harry go deeper and share the hurt he and Meghan have gone through? Everyone will have to wait and see if the new chapter will be written. But he won’t reveal more of the past because he doesn’t want an all-out feud with his family.