I wonder why either Blizzard or Microsoft care. They are not European companies and any other owner than ActiVision (shudder) is better than the status quo.
EU is one of the few governing bodies that makes considerable moves regarding Big Tech's overreach. $MSFT and $ATVI merger will reduce competition. Hopefully, EU sees through the intense lobbying.
European fun detection drive activated
Not going to stop the merger.
I actually don't think the EU will bar this acquisition. I expect that the EU will seek and gain legal assurances for certain actions (e.g. continued access to certain titles across consoles). They are doing their due diligence but Sony's arguments are weak. I'd be far more worried by the UK regulator that practically parroted Sony's position in their statements so far.
Just let the merger happen already ffs, it can't come soon enough
Wish they had stopped Disney too....