Microsoft He has been fighting for a year to validate in the eyes of the world his purchase by Activision Blizzard. However, despite the fact that a good number of countries welcome this purchase, other important organizations are not at all clear.
The CMA of the United Kingdom has been the most critical of this massive business movement that is persecuted by the shadow of monopoly, but it has not been the only body that has protested. The FTC has come to sue the company, and now another agent could join the bandwagon.
Today, Reuters has reported on the possibility that Microsoft receives an antitrust warning from the European Union for his purchase offer to Activision Blizzard. This would undoubtedly be added to the list of obstacles to be saved by those from Redmond.
A new obstacle for Microsoft and Activision Blizzard
The communication agency assures that its sources have indicated that the European Commission is preparing a charge sheet known as a statement of objections to point out your concerns about the Microsoft settlement.
This document will be sent to Microsoft for informational purposes in the coming weeks. The verdict on the purchase has not yet been announcedOf course, although the EU antitrust watchdog has set the deadline for revealing its decision as April 11.
For its part, Microsoft has commented the following: “We continue to work with the European Commission to address any market concerns. Our goal is to bring more games to more people, and this agreement will further that goal.”
We will be attentive to know any news about this case that continues to make headlines a year after its announcement.
On the other hand, we remind you that the UK verdict on Microsoft’s purchase of Activision Blizzard has been delayed for several months, while the FTC’s lawsuit is still kicking around. What will the European Commission say?
Of course, Microsoft has been obtaining important victories little by little. At the end of the year we learned that Chile had approved the purchase of Activision Blizzard by ruling out that it poses a risk to competition and it is known that 75% of the public supports the acquisition.
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