Acquisition of Activision Blizzard-2022

The US TTC (Federal Trade Commission) claims that if Microsoft buys Activision Blizzard, it will lead to unfair competition.

It Will Turn Into a MonopolyConcerns About Acquisition of Activision Blizzard

Microsoft wanted to acquire Activision Blizzard, the makers of the Call of Duty and Overwatch series. Recently, the Federal Trade Commission announced the lawsuit filed to block this purchase. The US Federal Trade Commission claims that as a result of Microsoft’s merger with Activision Blizzard, Microsoft will gain an unfair advantage in the gaming industry and turn into a monopoly in this area.. 

Activision Blizzard's Games
Activision Blizzard’s Games

Holly Vedova, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition, said in a statement: “Microsoft has already shown that it can and will withhold content from its gaming rivals. Today we seek to stop Microsoft from gaining control over a leading independent game studio and using it to harm competition in multiple dynamic and fast-growing gaming markets.”

In addition, the deal announced by Microsoft in January is said to be worth $ 68.7 billion. The Federal Trade Commission describes this as the largest transaction in the history of the video game industry.

Court Result

As a result of the lawsuit, if the FTC is found to be right, it will slow down the opening of Microsoft’s metaverse, which is developing day by day. The company has also taken measures such as working with its major competitors Meta and Sony to create an ‘Open Metaverse’ in this regard. 

The Federal Trade Commission also highlighted Microsoft‘s purchase of Bethesda Games Studios, the makers of the Fallout and Elder Scrolls series, as well as its decision to make the Starfield and Redfall games exclusive to the flagship Xbox platform. 

Industry Concerned

Blockchain developers, although Meta’s denial, are concerned about the company’s potential future dominance of the internet and creating closed ecosystems. Plus, players are concerned about the lack of ownership opportunities within the metaverse that will be set up by major Web2 start-ups. 


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