FTC Sues to Block Microsoft’s Acquisition of Activision-Blizzard

Breaking over the last hour, the FTC has officially announced that they will sue Microsoft to block their acquisition of Activision-Blizzard. You can find the full filing here, and they also detailed their key claims via a long thread on Twitter (below).

The news comes just one day after Phil Spencer and Microsoft announced they had made a deal with Nintendo and Valve to bring Call of Duty to their respective platforms for at least the next 10 years. The dynamics behind the lawsuit are very interesting and will be watched closely across the gaming industry as there could be precedent set for the future.

Brad Smith, Vice Chair and President at Microsoft, followed the FTC’s decision with the following public statement on Twitter.

As always, we’ll continue to detail this further courtesy of Hoeg Law on this Sunday’s live show. We hope you can join us!

By Seasoned Gaming

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