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Microsoft Files With FTC Placing Argument Over Activision Blizzard Deal – $MSFT $DIA $INVO

By John F. Heerdink, Jr.

As per reports, Microsoft Corp (MSFT) filed an argument convincing a judge at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to allow its bid to buy “Call of Duty” maker Activision Blizzard, after FTC commissioners said the merger would hamper competition in the gaming industry. However, the company put forward that its $69 billion bid to buy “Call of Duty” maker Activision Blizzard would benefit gamers and gaming companies alike.

In a complaint on December 8, the FTC raised concerns that Activision’s popular games, including “World of Warcraft” and “Diablo,” potentially would stop being offered on devices that are rival to Microsoft’s Xbox. The Microsoft deal is also facing scrutiny outside the United States, with the European Union saying it would decide by March 23, 2023, whether to allow or block the deal. 

“The acquisition of a single game by the third-place console manufacturer cannot upend a highly competitive industry. That is particularly so when the manufacturer has made clear it will not withhold the game,” Microsoft stated in a filing.

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(Read Original Story: UPDATE 1-Microsoft tells judges its $69 bln Activision deal would benefit gamers in Reuters)


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