Microsoft believes its takeover of Activision would benefit users

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Microsoft believes its takeover of Activision would benefit users

Microsoft was founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen.

Criticized by the American competition policeman, Microsoft argued Thursday that its plan to buy video game publisher Activision would benefit both gamers and gamers. ;to other companies in the sector.

Microsoft announced in January that it wanted to acquire video game giant Activision, which has 154 million monthly active users, to an estimated $69 billion US ($93 billion Cdn).

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) initiated a procedure at the beginning of the month aimed at blocking this takeover, saying that it feared a serious harm to competition.

Microsoft has filed an appeal aimed at convincing a judge to authorize its proposed takeover.

Brad Smith, president of the American computer giant, announced earlier this month that Microsoft had proposed the FTC to sign an executive order, according to which the company undertakes to provide access to the games "Call of Duty" to Nintendo for a decade.

The acquisition of a single game by the manufacturer of the third console on the market cannot disrupt such a competitive industry. Especially if the manufacturer has made it clear that it will not block (access to) the game, Microsoft explains in the lawsuit filed Thursday.

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