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Tech & Science: FTC wants to prevent Activision takeover by Microsoft

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FTC will Activision-Übernahme durch Microsoft verhindern © Reuters FTC Will Activision takeover by Microsoft

Investing.com-The US Competition Authority Federal Trade Commission (FTC) plans to complain to take over the $ 69 billion. Video game manufacturer Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: Atvi) by Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) to prevent for competitive reasons.

MSFFT in response to the message moved by 1 %, while Atvi fell by more than 2 %.

"We want to prevent Microsoft from gaining control over a leading independent developer studio and thus harming the competition in several dynamic and rapidly growing gaming markets," wrote the FTC in a statement.

The FTC claims that the takeover would make Microsoft possible "competitors to his Xbox game console and its rapidly growing business with subscription content and suppress cloud gaming".

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Activision develops well -known games like Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Diablo and Overwatch for different devices. According to the FTC, Microsoft could work that the top titles of the video game manufacturer will only be available in the future at Microsoft.

The competition authority pointed out that Microsoft has already acquired gaming content in the past to prevent competition with other console operators. This also included the takeover of Zenimax, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks (a well -known game developer).

After the takeover of Zenimax, Microsoft made several titles from Bethesda, including Starfield and Redfall, to exclusive titles by Microsoft, although the tech company had insured the European antitrust authorities that it had no incentive to keep games away from competing consoles.

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Microsoft and Activision Play Good Cop/Bad Cop with the FTC .
© provided by Dr. Windows Activision Takeover Cover The American antitrust authority FTC wants to prevent the merger of Activision and Microsoft, if necessary in court. Both Microsoft and Activision have now submitted official statements at the FTC, the sound is reminiscent of the good old Good Cop/Bad Cop game. Microsoft strikes moderate, conciliatory tones, while Activision is full of confrontation course and the FTC certifies a full -grown loss of reality.

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