The remote war between Microsoft and the FTC continues, with the latter firmly opposing the acquisition of Activision Blizzard by the Redmond house. But Phil Spencer has no intention of abdicating and give up the deal.
Microsoft has accused the FTC of ignoring its own requests for COD after the Federal Trade Commission decided to take the house of Xbox to court. An antitrust expert called the FTC’s requests crazy and the American unions are pushing for the acquisition, Microsoft for its part is sure that the acquisition will take place, both Phil Spencer and Brad Smith say the deal will be good for the industry and also to the competition, moreover the two executives are absolutely certain that they are on the side of reason and not to commit any crime, since moreover they have repeatedly provided reassurances on the multi-platform future of Call of Duty.
But clear that the lawsuit with the FTC could take longer, Microsoft thinks it can complete the acquisition by June 2033 but it is clear that an agreement with the American Federal Trade Commission will first have to be found. In any case, according to a report by the WSJ, Microsoft is preparing for a battle with the institution to get the upper hand, absolutely sure of its reasons and its perfectly legitimate modus operandi.