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It's not just the FTC and Sony that are trying to stop the Activision-Blizzard-King deal. A group of gamers from San Francisco also filed a lawsuit against Microsoft for fear of harming the competition

Not only Sony is not happy with the purchase of the giant Activision-Blizzard-King worth 68.7 billion dollars by Microsoft.

The deal, which is in the process of being purchased by regulators around the world, encountered this month the antitrust lawsuit filed by the Federal Trade Commission in the US for fear of harming competition.

Now it seems that the gamers are also going to fight the deal in court and try to prevent its approval.

A group of ten gamers united and submitted a joint lawsuit to the San Francisco District Court through two law firms.

The claim is that approval of the deal will give Microsoft maximum control over the market.

The lawsuit stated: that Microsoft already has "a system of ecological platforms that is one of the industry's leaders", and the approval of the purchase will allow "it to reduce the competition, limit the output and choice of consumers, and raise prices".

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On behalf of Joseph Sabry, of Eliato's offices that filed the lawsuit, it was stated: "The purchase will give Microsoft undisputed control over the gaming industry and will leave it with iconic and 'must-have' titles and brands for consumers. As the industry continues to grow, it is important that we protect it from mergers that will lead to monopolies in the long term only will harm customers."

"This case is a necessary step in order to preserve competition in the gaming world that will protect consumers. Nothing has been as destructive to the free market over the past two decades as giant mergers. They destroy jobs, they raise prices, and they cause a decrease in quality and a lack of encouragement of creativity."

Microsoft replied in response: "This deal will only increase the competition and create more options for gamers and game developers. We are looking to bring as many games as possible to as many people and screens as possible."

This statement is aimed at the Game Pass service and Microsoft's cloud service, which are offered not only on Xbox consoles,


This class action is unlikely to do much significant damage to Microsoft, and according to industry analysts it is more likely to pay a fine than fight it in court.

Microsoft will also have to fight in court the antitrust lawsuit filed by the Federal Trade Conference.

Microsoft was prepared for the scenario, and executives of the company and Activision-Blaziard have already stated that they will fight for the acquisition if necessary.

Currently, both the European Commission and the UK's Competition and Markets Commission have entered into more stringent inspection phases.

Countries such as Brazil, Saudi Arabia and Serbia have already given their approval for the deal.

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Source: walla

All news articles on 2022-12-21

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