Tech & Science: Report: FTC wants to complain against the takeover of Activision by Microsoft

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In Europe, the planned takeover of Activision by Microsoft is currently being thoroughly examined, but Microsoft is also threatened with a mighty hurdle in the USA: The Federal Trade Commission, FTC for short, is allegedly growing to have the deal prohibited.

is still not official, but the Magazin Politico wants to have learned from several people that the FTC will probably submit a plaque law lawsuit to prevent the takeover. If that happens and the FTC gets through with your lawsuit, that would be the coffin nail for the project.

The FTC has already targeted a number of “Big Tech” like Google, Facebook and Apple under her new boss Lina Khan, Microsoft has got away so far, that could change now. So far, the four commissioners of the FTC, who examine this deal, have only been advised internally, an exchange with the companies involved or affected by the takeover, apparently has not yet taken place. However, it was probably outward that the representation of Activision and Microsoft, according to which both companies and above all the game industry and customers benefit from the takeover, do not give faith.

industry analyst Michael Pachter wrote on

Twitter that the FTC would probably lose a lawsuit, which is why it would not happen. Instead, Microsoft will make a number of concessions to take the pressure off the boiler. In any case, is likely to be certain: If the FTC actually sued, Microsoft will no longer be able to complete the takeover as planned by summer 2023.

Activision takeover: Microsoft is said to have offered Sony a 10-year contract for Call of Duty .
© provided by Dr. Windows Activision Takeover Cover In order to clear Sony's concerns about the planned takeover of Activision, Microsoft is said to have offered a 10-year contract for Call of Duty at PlayStation. However, there are no official statements.

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