In the deal between Microsoft and Activision, the EU announced that it would initiate further investigations.
Microsoft has decided not to submit any remedial action to the EU antitrust authorities. The European Commission has announced that it will launch an in-depth investigation into the deal between Activision Blizzard and Microsoft, people familiar with the matter told POLITICO.
Microsoft had until midnight to submit pledges intended to allay the EU competition regulator’s concerns, but the company chose not to do so, according to two people familiar with the matter, who spoke to POLITICO on condition of anonymity due to the confidential nature of the case. The European Commission has until November 8 to officially announce its intention to launch a so-called Phase 2 investigation into the deal.
A Microsoft spokesman said that the company “continues to work with the European Commission on the next steps and addresses any legitimate market concerns” and that it will make Call of Duty “available on both Xbox and PlayStation on the same day “. But we already know the record.
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