Activision Blizzard is determined to complete its $68.7 billion Microsoft deal. The studio is ready to go to court for this cause.
As you may recall, an agreement was signed at the beginning of this year that could change the balance in the game world, and with this agreement of $68.7 billion, Microsoft took the first step to become the new owner of Activision Blizzard, one of the biggest studios in the game world. It has been talked about for a long time that the acquisition of Activision, which owns many best-selling games, especially the Call of Duty series, by Microsoft will change the balance in the game world.
However, the potential to change these balances also stands as an obstacle to the agreement. Because although Microsoft and Activision Blizzard management have agreed, there is a possibility that the FTC, the American trade board, will block this agreement. As a matter of fact, recent news revealed that the FTC has decided to block this agreement. Politico shared that it is preparing to go to court to block this deal, which the FTC considers to be in violation of antitrust laws. Activision Blizzard’s reaction to this development was not delayed. The studio, which seems determined to complete this huge deal of 68.7 billion dollars, seems ready to face the FTC in court if necessary.
Activision Blizzard executive Lulu Cheng Meservey said that claims that Microsoft’s acquisition of the studio would kill competition were absurd, adding: “If the FTC tries to block this deal, we will not hesitate to defend our rights in court.” It seems that the Activision side will not give up on this deal so easily.