The acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Xbox continues to be an international issue since regulatory bodies in various parts of the world have not yet given the go-ahead. As part of that process, Jim Ryan, president of PlayStation, met with European trade authorities, could it be that he wants to block the purchase of Activision Blizzard?
According to Reuters, Jim Ryan met last Wednesday with Margrethe Vestager, head of the European Union’s competition agency. As you can imagine, this is a meeting where they discussed Xbox’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
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Unfortunately, the outlet’s sources were unable to tell exactly what was said in this conversation. However, the meeting came at a time when European competition authorities are preparing to warn Microsoft about the possible monopolistic effects that the purchase of Activision Blizzard could have.
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Jim Ryan is not in favor of buying Activision Blizzard
We imagine that Jim Ryan did not give a positive opinion on Xbox’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard. Let’s remember that the manager of PlayStation has expressed concern about the agreement, assuring that it could be a hard blow for PlayStation.
“It is a technological giant with a long history of dominating industries (…) it is very likely that the options that players have today will disappear if this agreement goes ahead,” Ryan said during an interview with The New York Times.
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It remains to be seen what impact this meeting has on the regulator’s perspective on this deal. We’ll see if it helps to give it the green light or if it motivates the authorities to initiate action against it, as has already happened in the United States.
Let’s remember that the European competition agency has until April 11 to determine whether it will give the agreement a green light or a red light.
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