European Union official swamped by console warriors after joking about Call of Duty exclusivity

As European Union investigates Microsoft’s historic $68.7 billion purchase of Activision Blizzard (opens in a new tab), Ricardo Cardoso, deputy head of the inter-institutional and outreach unit at the EU’s internal market, industry, entrepreneurship and SME department (that’s a mouthful!) accidentally chimed in: he s is embroiled in the oldest conflict in human history, the Console Wars. Although he has made a public comment on the process, Ricardo Cardoso himself is not involved in the merger approval process.

On November 8, the EU’s Directorate General for Competition (we need to find those names, guys) tweeted (opens in a new tab) the announcement of its in-depth investigation into Microsoft’s merger with ActiBlizz, a corporate consolidation unprecedented for its size in the gaming industry. of the EU which is not part of DG Competition, made a playful tweet (opens in a new tab) commenting on the ad.

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