Report: EU Commission Preparing ‘Statement Of Objections’ Over Xbox Activision Blizzard Deal

A number of authorities around the world are currently investigating Xbox’s Activision Blizzard acquisition, to ensure a fair and open market in the gaming industry is retained post-deal. One of those authorities is the European Commission, which is reportedly preparing a statement on the matter.

According to Reuters, the EU Commission is currently preparing a “charge sheet”, also known as a “statement of objections”, in regards to the deal. The European authority declined to provide a comment in response to the outlet’s report.

However, Microsoft has given a statement to Reuters, committing to working with all authorities in order to get the deal closed.

“We’re continuing to work with the European Commission to address any marketplace concerns. Our goal is to bring more games to more people, and this deal will further that goal.”

In the UK and the US, the regions’ respective authorities are also scrutinising the Xbox ActiBlizz deal at present, with the UK CMA recently extending its investigation deadline to April 26th.



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