The American company registered yesterday its intention to formally present its case before the competition regulator.
Just by seeing the figures handled behind this transaction, it is already predicted that Microsoft will not have an easy time surpassing both the European Union as well as the United Kingdom, which has already started a second investigation and Sony celebrated it. Now what is collected from VGC is that Microsoft yesterday presented the purchase of Activision Blizzard before the regulatory body of the European Union.
Europe sets the deadline for phase I on November 8According to the European Union’s competition policy register, Microsoft has already submitted the purchase of Activision Blizzard to the European Union regulatory body. This one has already put one provisional deadline to get a decision. The truth is that there is not much left for it. The deadline in question is the next November 8th. What is the purpose of it? Regulatory bodies must determine if this purchase reduces competition market.
That day, or even before, we may learn of Europe’s decision to close the purchase of Activision Blizzard. In this way Microsoft would have gotten rid of a major stumbling block to get approval for a historic purchase. Now the task of the European Union is To investigate thoroughly agreement to make a decision. If there is no verdict the investigation will go to a second phaseas recommended by the United Kingdom, which finally ended up carrying it out.
Everything revolves around Call of Duty
It was a few days ago when we received the news that Sony revealed how many years he had left of Call of Duty on PlayStation consoles. Jim Ryan assessed Microsoft’s action in relation to the above: “Microsoft’s proposal undermines this principle.” He did not hesitate to cross out the offer of “inadequate on many levels” because it did not “take into account the impact on our players.”
Mainly all this occurs by Call of Duty. Phil Spencer wrote a letter to Jim Ryan promising that COD games would be on PlayStation for many years. Something to which Sony already pointed out at CADE in Brazil its concern about it, claiming that Call of Duty “influence when buying consoles“. For its part, Microsoft accused Sony of paying developers to block games access to Game Pass.
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