Activision Blizzard has suspended stock trading and officially joined the Microsoft family
After a long period of investigation and review, Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard finally made new progress on October 13. On October 13, the British CMA announced that it had approved Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard, and publicly stated that "The new agreement between the CMA and Microsoft will prevent Microsoft from disrupting the cloud gaming market, thereby retaining competitive prices and services for UK cloud gaming users".
After the CMA announced that it had "approved the acquisition," Activision Blizzard immediately posted the news on X (formerly Twitter). Many players left messages under the tweet to express their excitement, but many PS users also expressed regret.
Meanwhile, noted gaming news editor Tom Warren posted a tweet. He discovered that Activision Blizzard’s stock trading had been suspended on October 13. This may mean that what actually happened is not only "CMA approved the acquisition", but "Microsoft has successfully acquired Activision Blizzard".
This is indeed the case. Just a few hours later, Microsoft's Xbox website issued an announcement saying "Welcome Activision Blizzard to join the Xbox family." The official Xbox X account also released a new promotional video with the text "So many stories to tell, so many characters to meet, so many worlds to explore…”