Microsoft is willing to go to court if FTC blocks Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard

Microsoft acquired gaming giant Activision Blizzard for $95 per share in January this year, with a total transaction value of $68.7 billion, which is Microsoft’s most expensive acquisition ever. Recently, Microsoft’s acquisition plans have been subject to severe scrutiny by regulators in various countries and have encountered many obstacles.
Microsoft’s Activision takeover
Earlier reports said the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is likely to file an antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard to block the deal. One of Microsoft’s remedies is to offer Sony a 10-year “Call of Duty” license agreement to shorten the review process. However, according to Bloomberg, Microsoft does not intend to provide remedial measures or concessions, and similar dialogues have not occurred.

It is understood that the US Federal Trade Commission’s investigation is coming to an end, will soon make a recommendation, and will vote on whether to file an antitrust lawsuit. According to people familiar with the matter, Microsoft is already preparing, if the US Federal Trade Commission finally files an antitrust lawsuit, the two parties will go to court. Regardless of Microsoft or Activision Blizzard, its management firmly believes that the transaction can be completed by June 30 next year.
Although many sources believe that the deal between Microsoft and Activision Blizzard may end in failure under the pressure of all parties. However, some analysts are confident that even if the US Federal Trade Commission files an antitrust lawsuit, Microsoft will complete the transaction within the next six months.