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The European Union has issued an antitrust warning to Microsoft over its acquisition of Activision Blizzard.

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In the latest development in the antitrust investigation Microsoft is facing for its attempted acquisition, according to Politicsthe European Union has issued an official warning to Microsoft.

The main part is EU warning to Microsoft is around the possibility of Microsoft acquiring Activision Blizzard to affect the competition in the video game market due to the special use for large video games such as. Call of duty.

“The action comes after the EU conducted an in-depth investigation into the transaction in November, finding that Microsoft may be forced in the future to block access to Activision’s popular “Call of Duty” franchise, ” said the EU.

“Such enforcement measures can reduce competition in the markets for the distribution of consoles and PC video games, leading to higher prices, lower quality and less innovation for game publishers, which may be given to customer.”

Microsoft, on the other hand, has issued its own statement in response to the EU’s warning. “We are listening carefully to the European Commission’s concerns and we are confident that we can address them,” said a Microsoft spokesperson.

Several regulatory bodies have been investigating Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard along with the European Commission, including the UK’s Competition and Market Authority, and the US Federal Trade Commission.

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