FTC: There are no substantial talks at the moment between Microsoft and Activision


The deal between Microsoft and Activision Blizzard in the United States has entered the final stages of litigation, and it’s already underway. The company is continuing to argue that its merger with Activision Blizzard won’t slow competition on the console market, and the company has no plans to make Call of Duty an exclusive series. The Federal Trade Commission is different from what it is.

The Federal Trade Commission said there were no substantial negotiations with Microsoft so far, as part of a pre-trial hearing. The lawyer in charge of the Federal Trade Commission said during Tuesday’s pre-trial hearing that the two sides had failed to have meaningful discussions going forward, Reuters reported.

Recall that the earlier Microsoft President Brad Smith said that the commission did not negotiate with the company, although they were looking for ways not to bring the case to a court. Microsoft itself said that it was ready to provide guarantees for the Call of Duty franchise.


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