Η Microsoft αντιμετώπιζε μια plusεχιζόμενη αντιμονοπωλιακή διαμάχη από την Ομοσπονδιακή Επιτροπή Εμπορίου, αλλά η δικαστής Jacqueline Scott Corley άκουσε τα επιχειρήματα τόσο από την FTC όσο και από τη Microsoft και αποφάσισε να αρνηθεί το αίτημα της ρυθμιστικής αρχής για απαγόρευση της εξαγοράς.
In a decision filed today, Judge Corley said:
The redemption Activision by Microsoft has been described as the largest in the history of technology. It was worth checking out, and that check paid off:
Microsoft has committed in writing, publicly and legally to continue releasing Call of Duty for PlayStation for 10 years as it did with Xbox. It struck a deal with Nintendo to bring Call of Duty to the Switch and struck several deals to bring Activision's content to multiple cloud gaming services for the first time. The Court's responsibility in this case is limited.
For the reasons explained, the Court finds that the FTC has failed to demonstrate that this particular acquisition in the particular industry is likely to substantially lessen competition. Instead, the evidence points to greater consumer access to Call of Duty and other Activision content.
The application for a preliminary injunction prohibiting the takeover is therefore DENIED.