Microsoft prepares to go to court if FTC tries to block Activision (ATVI) deal

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Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is said to be ready to fight for a planned $69 billion purchase of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) if the Federal Trade Commission files a lawsuit to block the transaction.

The creation of the Xbox game console is not yet discussed a potential remedy with the FTC as the regulator’s staff is completing an investigation into the deal and is expected to make recommendations to the commissioners soon, according to a statement. Bloomberg report on Friday, which quoted a familiar person.

Microsoft (MSFT) is said to be preparing to defend itself in court if the antitrust regulator files a lawsuit to block the massive deal, according to Bloomberg. The latest update comes after Politico reported earlier this month that FTC is likely to file a lawsuit to block the transaction.

The Xbox maker has informed regulators of its negotiations with Sony (SONY) will allow its popular “Call of Duty” game to be available on (SONY) PlayStation for ten years, though has not officially offered a fix because the review process isn’t at that stage yet, Bloomberg reported.

On Thursday, Activision Blizzard (ATVI) was added to Wedbush’s Best Ideas List with the company looking forward to selling the game maker to Microsoft (MSFT) “very” is likely to be completed within the next six months.


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