Although the tech giant already took over ActiBlizz in October, the US Federal Trade Commission is still against it
The US Federal Trade Commission is not at peace because of the fact of the deal between Microsft and Activision Blizzard, which ended on October 13.
Back in July, Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California denied the Federal Trade Commission's request to block the deal.
The American regulator is categorically against the court decision that allowed the merger, so it filed an appeal, again trying to overturn it.
The Federal Trade Commission had to prove that the deal between the two companies would cause great harm to competitors, however, according to the regulator's lawyer Imad Abyad, using the example of Bethesda it was enough to simply show that Microsoft has the ability to make Activision games exclusive Xbox ecosystem.
In turn, Microsoft lawyer Rakesh Kilaru considers the arguments of the American regulator “weak” and that the situation with Bethesda says nothing.
Experts interviewed by Reuters note that the Federal Trade Commission has very little chance of canceling the deal.
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