Microsoft is currently at an important point in its purchase of Activision Blizzard, and the acquisition depends a lot on what indicate the regulatory bodies. We recently reported that the European Commission was preparing a list of objections. Well, these concerns have already been sent to Microsoft.
On the other hand, everything indicates that the CMA of the United Kingdom will report on the preliminary findings throughout the coming week, an aspect that will provide a solid idea of the final decision of the British regulator. However, in Europe, as pointed out by the media Politicothe European Commission has sent an antitrust warning and Microsoft has received the list of objections.
It should be noted that the objections of the European regulator they are not public and it is unknown, for the moment, what kind of concerns the EU has. A Microsoft spokesperson told Politico that the company is committed to “find a way forward“. “We are listening carefully to the concerns of the European Commission and we trust we can address them“, emphasizes the spokesman. The decision of the European Commission will wait until the April 11.
Call of Duty in the eye of the hurricane
What they think from PlayStation is that this acquisition could “lead to price increases” and “harm developers”. However, Microsoft wants to win over regulators based on concessions and offered an agreement of 10 years to keep the Call of Duty saga on Nintendo and on Steam. Said offer was also offered to PlayStation. Even so, this has not been enough for Sony, as it met with the EU, and Microsoft accused the Japanese company of lying to the regulator.