Microsoft wins the lawsuit against the FTC over the acquisition of Activision Blizzard

July 28, 2023 by
Frank Calviño

The case has been resolved, and the process of becoming part of this massive company in the industry can finally be completed. According to the judge presiding over the case, "Microsoft's acquisition of Activision has been described as the largest in the history of technology."

The consequences of this acquisition will bring about some changes, but Microsoft has everything well secured. For example, they have committed to keeping Call of Duty on PlayStation for another 10 years, alongside Xbox. Additionally, they have agreed with Nintendo to bring the successful game to the Switch.

Those were not the only agreements made; they have also made arrangements to bring Activision Blizzard's content to various cloud gaming services for the first time.

The court decided that the evidence presented by the FTC did not prove their allegation that the merger could reduce competition. Instead, the evidence in the records indicates increased consumer access to Call of Duty and other Activision content.

Activision Blizzard entanglement with PlayStation

The acquisition of Activision Blizzard primarily affects PlayStation but will also impact the gaming world in general.

Since Microsoft will start bringing Call of Duty games to the Switch and other future consoles, they are expected to take advantage of this through cloud-based services or specific and special ports that the company may be working on.

There is still no specific information on what will happen regarding the other franchises owned by Activision Blizzard, including Spyro and Crash Bandicoot. Nevertheless, due to the new and significant relationship, the titles are expected to continue to be available on the platform.

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