Microsoft Wins Court Case with FTC, Clears Path for Activision Blizzard Acquisition
Microsoft has emerged victorious in its court battle against the United States’ Federal Trade Commission (FTC), paving the way for its planned acquisition of Activision Blizzard King. The deal, valued at $68.7 billion, will enable Microsoft to add renowned game titles like Diablo 4, Call of Duty, and Candy Crush to its gaming portfolio.
The court case garnered significant attention in the gaming community, with social media discussions and revelations about game development costs for titles like The Last of Us Part 2 involving console rival Sony. However, the focus of the case was whether the FTC could secure an injunction to block the deal temporarily while further investigations were conducted. Ultimately, the case was seen as a referendum on the overall viability of the acquisition.