But they can try again.
A court in California dismissed a lawsuit filed by a group of players against Microsoft Corporation at the end of 2022. With this lawsuit, the players intended to interfere with the deal between Microsoft and Activision Blizzard.
The players feared that the purchase would have a negative impact on the gaming market due to reduced competition. Court consideredthat the plaintiffs did not provide sufficient evidence for their claims.
Jacqueline Scott Corley
Why would Microsoft make Call of Duty exclusive to its platforms, reducing game sales as a result? What is it about the console market or the PC game market, and Microsoft’s position in those markets, that would make such a move by Microsoft plausible?
Although the lawsuit is dismissed, the group of players who filed it still have the option of re-filing – provided they correct the shortcomings pointed out by the court.
Right now Microsoft is having enough trouble buying Activision Blizzard without a player lawsuit. The corporation has not yet received permission to purchase from key regulators, in the United States, in order to obtain such permission, it will be necessary to sue the Federal Trade Commission.
This is interesting
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