By Darryl Lara November 10, 2022

EU will start in-depth investigation into the Microsoft - Activision deal

It looks like Microsoft will have to deal with a new regulatory body as it seeks to finalize the Activision Blizzard acquisition.

The European Commission started its investigation into the acquisition in September. 

Then, on November 8, the EU went the same route as the UK and announced the launch of an in-depth look into the purchase.

The European Commission has 90 days to send a final report. 

The submission deadline for its findings will therefore be on March 23. 

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick said the completion of the merger is expected to be finalized in June 2023.