• US Federal Trade Commission to File Antitrust Lawsuit to Stop Microsoft's Acquisition of Activision Blizzard - Report

    9 days ago - By Gaming Bolt

    Among the troubles currently faced by Microsoft about its acquisition of Activision Blizzard in UK and EU, the company might also soon face trouble from the USA. According to Politico , the US Federal Trade Commission seems to be likely to file a lawsuit to stop the acquisition from happening.
    It is worth noting that the antitrust lawsuit by FTC isn't yet guaranteed, as the governing body's four commissioners have to still vote on the complaint and meet with lawyers. Looking at details and arguments in favour of the deal has the FTC skeptical, however.
    Much like the investigations by the...
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  • Microsoft's Acquisition of Activision Blizzard Would Lead to Higher Prices, Worse Deals for Indie Developers - Sony

    9 days ago - By Gaming Bolt

    Among the details to be revealed in Sony's recent 22-page statement to the UK's Competition and Market Authority , the company has said that if Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard were to go through, developers will be hurt in the long run, and customers will have to suffer from price hikes.
    Sony believes that the regulatory body's investigation will end up putting a halt to the acquisition, considering the harm it would do to the competition in the market were it allowed to go through. Calling Call of Duty an irreplaceable franchise, Sony states that Microsoft owning the IP...
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  • Microsoft Wants PlayStation to Become Like Nintendo - Sony

    9 days ago - By Gaming Bolt

    Sony has released a statement to UK regulatory body-the Competition and Markets Authority -saying that it believes Microsoft's goal with the Activision Blizzard merger is to make PlayStation like Nintendo.
    What Sony means by the statement is that, if the merger went through, Microsoft would stop releasing Call of Duty games on PlayStation platforms, essentially turning Sony into another Nintendo when it comes to competing in the market for 18-rated shooters.
    The crux of Sony's argument with this statement revolves around Microsoft's statement that gaming platforms without Call of Duty...
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  • Rumor: FTC Likely to File an Antitrust Lawsuit to Block Microsoft's Activision Deal

    Rumor: FTC Likely to File an Antitrust Lawsuit to Block Microsoft's Activision Deal

    9 days ago - By VG Chartz

    The Federal Trade Commission in the US is likely to file an antitrust lawsuit to block Microsoft's proposed $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard, according to three sources with knowledge of the matter who spoke with Politico .
    If the lawsuit goes through it would be the biggest move by Chair Lina Khan. However, it isn't guaranteed and the four commissioners at the FTC have yet to vote out a complaint or meet with lawyers for the companies, according to two sources. The sources say FTC staff have reviewed the deal and are skeptical of the companies' arguments.
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