Microsoft and Activision prepare for an FTC challenge to their $68B acquisition in the US


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Enter yet another potential challenger to the multi-billion-dollar Microsoft and Activision Blizzard acquisition deal, as the Federal Trade Commission seems poised to file its own antitrust lawsuit against the deal. According to a Politico report, people familiar with the matter see a likely antitrust lawsuit headed in the direction of the Microsoft and Activision Blizzard deal as early as December 2022 due to similarly stated concerns by other international regulatory bodies over potentially anticompetitive practices in the future. While FTC Chair Lina Khan has not made any official statements regarding the proposed $68B deal between Microsoft and Activision, individuals who...