The US Federal Trade Commission is still going to challenge the company’s agreement with Microsoft in court.

The $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard is in jeopardy. The US Federal Trade Commission is still going to challenge the company’s agreement with Microsoft in court, as it considers it anti-competitive.

Microsoft has already used the acquired studios as a way to suppress competitors. Starfield and Redfall from the Bethesda Softworks acquisition will become Xbox and PC exclusives. This is contrary to the corporation’s statement that it has no incentive to not sell games on competing consoles.

Activision owns the popular Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Diablo and Overwatch franchises. It has an audience of 154 active players monthly, and distributes its projects across all platforms. Microsoft will be able to manipulate prices, degrade the quality of games on competitors’ devices or deprive them of them altogether.

Of the four members of the commission, three voted against the deal. Only Christine S. Wilson (Christine S. Wilson) was in favor. Wilson) is a good one. The complaint is sent to the court, where it will be considered in an administrative manner.

Microsoft Vice President Brad Smith told The Verge that the company’s position has not changed and that it is ready to defend it in court:.

Earlier, Valve CEO Gabe Newell said he believed in Microsoft‘s word. The top manager did not sign the contract for the release of Call of Duty on Steam, as he trusts Phil Spencer and the whole company as a whole.

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