Regardless of Microsoft finishing its acquisition of Activision Blizzard, the FTC is continuous its opposition.
Microsoft closed its Activision deal after the UK’s Competitors and Markets Authority signed off on it. The EU beforehand signed off on the deal as effectively, leaving the FTC as the one main regulator nonetheless opposed.
In accordance with Reuters, the US regulator has not modified its place and is interesting to maintain its case alive.
“Microsoft and Activision’s new settlement with Ubisoft presents an entire new aspect to the merger that may have an effect on American shoppers, which the FTC will assess as a part of its ongoing administrative continuing,” stated spokeswoman Victoria Graham. “The FTC continues to imagine this deal is a menace to competitors.”
What as soon as appeared like a protracted shot for Microsoft has was a performed deal, with the chances now stacked in opposition to the FTC.