The survey responses to the European Commission should provide insight into the ways Microsoft could catch up to competitors after acquiring Activision Blizzard. The final decision on whether to proceed with the acquisition will depend in part on the responses of the competitors. The European Commission will make a provisional decision by 8 November at the latest.
The European regulator fears Microsoft will keep Activision Blizzard games exclusively for itself. Microsoft can also give itself an edge by being the first to release games for the Xbox.
Microsoft has already made several commitments to reassure regulators, such as promising not to penalize competitors. However, regulators are not entirely reassuring.
The three largest gaming companies are Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo. Microsoft became even bigger with the acquisition of Activision Blizzard. After the acquisition, Microsoft is no longer just a producer of gaming PCs and the owner of an online game store, but also a developer of games.
At the beginning of this year Microsoft announce acquired by the gaming company Activision Blizzard. The game developer is famous for popular games like world of cans And the Call of duty.
Microsoft will pay $68.7 billion (more than 70 billion euros) for the acquisition. This makes this acquisition one of the five largest technology acquisitions ever.
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