European Commission to investigate Valve and five publishers over suspected geo-blocking

The European Commission has plans to investigate Valve and five PC game publishers over suspected anti-competitive practices.

The Commission wants to work out whether the companies are in breach of EU antitrust rules by preventing consumers from enjoying cross-border choice.

The suspicion is that agreements between Valve and the publishers break EU competition rules by unfairly restricting retail prices or by excluding customers from certain offers because of their nationality or location.