The US Federal Trade Commission has decided to file an antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft’s purchase of Activision Blizzard in an attempt to block the $69 billion deal. That’s what the statement on the commission’s website said.
The purchase is expected to be completed by June 2023. If the trial drags on, the deal could expire. The agency believes that the purchase will give Microsoft a huge advantage over its competitors, as the company’s future games will become Xbox exclusive. The commission cited Starfield and Redfall as examples, which will not be released on PlayStation.
Microsoft has already responded to the lawsuit. The company said it would defend its position and try to get the deal approved.