Medium: Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard would increase competition, benefit gamers

As of this month, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will seek to block Microsoft from acquiring video game publisher Activision Blizzard — a $69 billion deal that has recently attracted much attention. In the process, the Commission will suppress market competition and decrease consumer choice. FTC action comes as the agency fears that Microsoft will use its power to withhold content made with Activision from its competitors and ultimately exert substantial control over their content. However, these concerns are groundless upon economic analysis of the case.

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