In a statement, Microsoft called the FTC’s lawsuit against the acquisition of Activision Blizzard unconstitutional.
Since the beginning of December it has been clear that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) intends to sue Microsoft against the takeover of Activision Blizzard.
Microsoft has now released a statement in which the company defends the planned $69 billion acquisition and justifies the decision to exclusively publish three future titles.
On top of that, Microsoft says the FTC’s approach to evaluating the takeover is unconstitutional. In particular, this violates the right to due process enshrined in the Fifth Amendment.
According to an analysis by FOSS Patents, Microsoft states that the acquisition primarily affects the candy crush maker King and the mobile games market and not Call of Duty.
Furthermore, they are interested in a gentle solution to the conflict and want to avoid an extreme dispute with the US government. In a statement to The Verge, Microsoft President Brad Smith said:
“While we are confident in our case, we remain interested in finding creative solutions with regulators that protect competition, consumers and workers in the technology sector. As we have learned from our past lawsuits, the door never closes when it comes to finding a settlement that everyone can benefit from.”
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