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Microsoft at loggerheads with the FTC: “We are ready to fight in court”

The acquisition of Activision Blizzard continues to be problematic also because of the FTC, with which Microsoft will fight if needed.

Microsoft is facing many difficulties regarding the acquisition of Activision Blizzard within the Xbox brand .


The problem, for regulators, is not to make Xbox Game Pass (to which you can subscribe through Amazon ) a service that could create a monopoly of exclusive video games.

Even if, from time to time, confirmations of the acquisition arrive from various regulatory bodies around the world.


And if on the one hand Microsoft is ready to sell very important parts of the contents of Activision Blizzard, on the other hand there are important declarations.

As reported by VGC , in fact, Microsoft is ready to fight if necessary to successfully conclude the acquisition of Activision Blizzard.


Against the Federal Trade Commission in particular, which has always been among the most aggressive regulatory bodies against the Xbox-Activision Blizzard acquisition.


According to a Bloomberg report , the FTC is preparing an antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft. A lawsuit that would represent a further legal obstacle to the financial manoeuvre.

It means, in concrete terms, that Microsoft should go to court to be able to support the maneuver. A fight that the Redmond company is ready to face.

Also according to Bloomberg ‘s source , the Xbox owner has already stated that she “will not hesitate to fight” to secure the acquisition of Activision Blizzard.


Antitrust analyst Jennifer Rie argues that a legal battle would be hard for the FTC to win, and Microsoft could very well win. However, supporting a court case pushes the deal beyond Microsoft’s target completion date of June 30, 2023.

Now we just have to wait to understand how Xbox will really get Activision Blizzard . The latter, on the other hand, declared itself equally ready to fight to conclude the agreement.

In the meantime, there is no shortage of lashings between Xbox and PlayStation , where the battle is fought with each other’s statements and opinions. Recently, for example, Xbox made a very peculiar comment about the PlayStation service.


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