In a lengthy document responding to the FTC’s allegations, Microsoft accused the Federal Trade Commission of violate the constitution preventing the Redmond house from acquiring Activision Blizzard.
The FTC has taken Microsoft to court and the latter is ready to give battle, in particular the American company has stated that the Federal Trade Commission violates the Fifth Amendment to the US Constitutionrelated to individual freedom.
Microsoft then pointed out once again how there will be no monopoly considering that “Xbox, Bethesda, Activision, Blizzard and King are just some of the hundreds of active video game publishers worldwide” and reiterates that Call of Duty will not become exclusive, Microsoft “wants to increase its market share in the mobile sector and in this sense Activision, Blizzard and King represent an asset of considerable importance.”
The Federal Trade Commission for its part insists on receiving clarifications on Call of Duty’s multi-platform future, despite the fact that Microsoft has repeatedly stated that it is willing to sign agreements with competitors, after signing a pact to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo consoles for the next ten years. A rather complex situation and currently it is not yet sure that the acquisition can actually be successful.