If someone thought that the largest transaction in the history of the video game industry was going to happen easily as if it were a walk, they were seriously wrong. The acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft is giving war to all parties, and the last chapter that this morning we told you from Politico about a complaint by the FTC that would stop the process, has reactivated all parties and no longer only because of what they say on the networks.
Summarizing briefly, the FTC is the North American organization in charge of supervising the commercial transaction and that it respects all the corresponding competition laws. Well, the report we were discussing this morning said that there was a possibility that several members of the FTC were willing to file a lawsuit to stop the process, with all the chaos that this would generate and probably delay or withhold it, affecting both companies.
Any suggestion that the transaction has anti-competitive effects is absurd
This is precisely what Activision itself has declared, through its COO, Lulu Cheng Meservey, Head of Operations, in a couple of tweets, of course from his personal account, where he has added that they are fully committed to regulators around the world. world for the transaction to be completed and that “they will not hesitate to fight to defend it if necessary.”
Despite all the comments from Sony, the statements from the CMA in the UK, and the rumors about an unlikely FTC lawsuit, the takeover chances remain high. Well, one thing is what we get to see in Redes and we can interpret documents, and quite another is a trial, where there are no “interpretations”, only facts. And it seems that nobody wants to get there.