Against the backdrop of the statements shared by Activision’s representatives on the legal dispute to defend the deal with Microsoft, Bloomberg’s editorial team publishes a report describing the Redmond house as ‘fighting’ against entities that should reject this merger.
The journalists of the portal, which also includes the well-known journalist Jason Schreier among its ranks, argue in fact that the top management of the US technological giant would be seriously intending to resort to legal action should the FTC’s noisy lawsuit against Microsoft and Activision occur.
Indeed, last November 23, an anonymous source told the New York Times that the Federal Trade Commission had filed a lawsuit to block the$69 billion deal entered into by Microsoft and Activision to accommodate all subsidiaries (and related IPs such as Call of Duty) of Activision, Blizzard and King in the Xbox Game Studios.
According to the ‘deep throat’ interviewed by Bloomberg, the American FTC has not yet started any discussions with Microsoft to speed up the path that should lead to the acquisition of Activision, hence the fears expressed by the anonymous source with the consequent risk of legal battle between the house in Redmond and the commissioners of the US federal agency.
On the other hand, the situation in the Old Continent is quite different: after months of ‘tension’ with the antitrust bodies, according to the latest reports, the situation seems to have unblocked itself and is turning in favor of the Redmond company thanks to Microsoft’s concessions to the EU with 10 years of Call of Duty on PlayStation.
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