The Redmond giant is still embarking on a complicated operation, the purchase of Activision Blizzard. During the last months we have been telling you about the most important movements that have been taking place in this regard, and we have seen that Sony is trying to stop this operation by all means. To achieve this, he has not hesitated to use hypocrisy and arguments that are totally questionable, such as discrediting Nintendo.
Despite all the problems that Microsoft is having to face, the company He does not intend to give his arm to twist. He knows that the purchase of Activision Blizzard is essential to improve his position in the world of video games, and he is clear that the franchises of said entertainment giant are key in this regard. With this in mind I am not surprised that the Redmond company is willing to go to court if the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) attempts to block the purchase transaction.
The first information indicates that talks between Microsoft and the Federal Trade Commission of the United States have not yet taken place, so it is early to draw conclusions. However, according to Bloomberg FTC staff he is connecting the dots and could complete his investigation shortlywhich means that it would not take too long to issue a resolution with different recommendations that, later, would have to be voted on by the commissioners of said entity.
If the FTC decides to block the purchase operation at Microsoft, they are clear that they are going to resort to the courts, and in this legal battle the Redmond giant could take the cat to water. In the end, the important thing to take away from all of this is that Microsoft is determined to buy Activision Blizzard, and that To achieve this, she is willing to burn every last cartridge.
According to the source of the news, Microsoft expects to complete the purchase of Activision Blizzard in six months, that is, before the end of June of next year. For their part, experts and analysts are convinced that this operation will come to fruition, but maintain that the Redmond company will be forced to make significant concessions to achieve its goal. One of the most important in this regard would be to guarantee the arrival of Call of Duty on PlayStation for at least a decade.
Both Microsoft and Activision Blizzard have actively and passively defended that this purchase operation will not affect free competition, that thinking this is absurd and that in fact it will have the opposite effect, since it will be beneficial for the industry and for players . On paper, a company like Activision Blizzard you will still need to sell games, and to meet that goal they will have to be multiplatform.
That basis tells us that the real impact of that purchase operation would not be as great as Sony wants us to believe. On the other hand, the fact that Microsoft has been in favor of bringing Call of Duty to Nintendo Switch It already says a lot about the intentions of the Redmond giant. At this point I can’t help but wonder what would happen if this situation were being experienced the other way around, that is, if Sony were the one that wanted to buy Activision Blizzard.
Source: MuyComputer by www.muycomputer.com.
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