FTC Seeks to Thwart Microsoft’s Bid for Activision Blizzard Acquisition
Microsoft’s recent bid for video game company, Activision Blizzard, has made waves in the gaming industry. However, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has expressed concerns about the potential monopoly that Microsoft would have over the industry if the acquisition goes through.
The FTC’s Concerns
The FTC has voiced their concerns over Microsoft’s bid for Activision Blizzard, stating that the acquisition could result in a “monopoly” in the gaming industry. The gaming industry is already dominated by a few big players, and if Microsoft acquires Activision Blizzard, it would give them a significant advantage over their competitors. The FTC is currently investigating the potential antitrust issues that could arise from the acquisition.
In response to the FTC’s concerns, Microsoft has stated that the acquisition of Activision Blizzard would not result in a monopoly in the gaming industry. They argue that the industry is highly competitive and that there are many other players in the market, which would prevent Microsoft from achieving a monopoly. Microsoft has also stated that they will work with the FTC to address any concerns that they may have.
The Future of the Acquisition
The FTC’s investigation into Microsoft’s bid for Activision Blizzard is ongoing, and there is no decision yet on whether the acquisition will be approved. If the FTC determines that there are antitrust concerns, they may block the acquisition or require Microsoft to make significant concessions in order for it to be approved.
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Microsoft’s bid for Activision Blizzard has raised concerns with the Federal Trade Commission due to the potential monopoly it could create in the gaming industry. The investigation is ongoing, and there is no decision yet on whether the acquisition will be approved. #TECH