Regulators Accused Of Being Biased To PlayStation Amid Microsoft Investigations

Regulators Accused Of Being Biased To PlayStation Amid Microsoft Investigations
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Jack Marsh

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14th Nov 2022 16:11

As the European Union continues to investigate Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard and its subsequent games like Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Overwatch, and Candy Crush, the gaming community has become bewildered by some fairly openly biased comments made by a regulator.

At the base of the EU's investigations is the threat of Microsoft monopolising both the gaming and the technological industries, with the effects of making Call of Duty a platform-exclusive game being a catalyst for the downfall of Sony and PlayStation, somehow.

Yet, there appears to be something rather sinister going on behind the scenes, as this entire probe has been called into question by a regulator hoping that Call of Duty isn't taken away from "my PlayStation".

EU Regulator Called Out For Wanting To Ensure CoD Is On 'My PlayStation'

With the investigation officially underway, set to conclude in February, one EU regulator has now come under immense pressure after saying, "The Commission is working to ensure that you will still be able to play Call of Duty on other consoles (my PlayStation)". 

The use of the "my PlayStation" jibe has called into question the motivations of the European Union members, insinuating bias in favour of the developing giants so that they don't have to fork out on an Xbox to play CoD.

Others also wondered where this attitude was when Sony continued to roll out third-party PS exclusives like Final Fantasy 7. Maybe it's because the commissioners don't play FF? Cardoso did add, "To clarify: I am not involved in the assessment of the merger and don't even work in the department dealing with mergers," yet the comments have still pinched a nerve or twelve hundred.

Fans Fume After 'Biased' EU Regulator Comments

Although many Xbox fans aren't really bothered if they have to share CoD with PlayStation in the future (after all, they've been doing it for 20 years), the severe lack of professionalism in this investigation has rattled the community.

"Who the hell works at a government body for competition regulation and calls the very thing he’s supposed to be regulating "My"? This biased clown should be fired," one fan said on Twitter. The investigations into the merger will continue throughout Christmas and into the new year, where the European Union and many other government bodies might yet put a stop to this huge gaming deal.

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