Two things. Why are you worrying about a thing you have no control over?
And if the FTC/EU/UK does initially block the deal the law firms involved will likely take it to court and argue in front of a judge
My bet is that it will absolutely go through, but there might be ifs by the FTC in the worst case scenario. If it happens the same as when Disney bought Fox, the FTC could block a certain/specific thing in the same way it happened with fox sports and fox news. Probably blocking the acquisition of either blizzard or king. But the Activision studios they will 100% be bought
Because NVDIA is already the market leader and they would get bigger. With the Activision deal Xbox would still be third in revenue. Totally different situations. Don’t but these ridiculous twitter trolls takes.
Something tells me the FTC won’t fight this deal too much.
While it is much less money the merger of Frontier and spirit is more concerning and likely easier for the FTC win due to it being anti-competitive and reducing the amount of competition in a very hard industry to break into.
They’ve already spent half their budget on fighting Meta.
Regardless of if it goes through or not (and I’ve heard enough to believe that it will), the takeaway is Microsoft’s intent.
If it fails and they get that money back, I assume that they aren’t going to shrug and reallocate it to another division. It’ll get spent regardless because it was money that needed spending. 70 billion will buy a lot in any case, and they’d use it to further the same goal in a different fashion.
It’ll be fine. This acquisition doesn’t stop the market and give MS dominance. If you follow Sony news you would see that it seems PS is actually perfectly countering this with a SoCOM revival with former CoD devs.
MS has more than enough leeway to make an arguement that they aren’t being anti competitive.