It's hard to keep up with all this Activision Blizzard news, but you may remember that the latest status with the European Commission is that it's conducting a deeper investigation into the acquisition with a deadline of March 2023.
We haven't heard much since then, but it's being reported by Reuters that EU regulators have sent a 91-page document to "recipients likely to be gaming companies", asking for their thoughts on the acquisition.
Here's apparently what a bit of the questionnaire says:
"Please specify which partial exclusivity strategy or strategies you believe Microsoft would have the ability to deploy with respect to Activision Blizzard's console games after Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard..."
The survey supposedly asks about topics such as whether Microsoft would degrade the quality of Activision's games on other consoles, whether Microsoft would make certain gaming content and features exclusive to Xbox, the importance of Call of Duty as a franchise, the impact the deal could have on cloud gaming services and more.
It's not exactly surprising that the European Commission wants to get feedback as part of its extended investigation, and hopefully from an Xbox perspective, it'll allow for a positive result when the EU reaches its final verdict.
The UK's Competition and Markets Authority has also been asking for feedback recently (this time from the general public), revealing earlier this week that the majority of responses have been in favour of the deal going ahead.