Several months have passed since Activision Blizzard became part of Microsoft. However, accusations from senators and FTC commissioners have not stopped coming since Microsoft announced a gigantic wave of layoffs at Xbox, since 1,900 employees had to leave their jobs. This restructuring mainly affected Activision Blizzard but it seems that the United States regulator continues its crusade to undo the operation by any means necessary.
It is not the first time that the FTC has tried to block Microsoft’s purchase of Activision Blizzard after the merger. This time the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a complaint (via The Verge) indicating that the multiple layoffs “contradict” Microsoft’s statements, which confirmed in last year’s trials that the company was going to operate independently so Activision Blizzard was going to be the one who would make the company’s decisions.
“Microsoft’s recently reported plan to cut 1,900 jobs in its video game division, including its newly acquired Activision unit, contradicts the statements “incoherent with Microsoft’s suggestion to this court that the two companies will operate independently after the merger.”
Microsoft is in the best moment in its history
It is true that Microsoft is experiencing the best moment in its history, as it has reached the 3 billion in market capitalization and achieved an all-time high in its shares. But all this comes amid layoffs from Xbox and rumors that Xbox will also release its exclusives on PS5 and Switch. In any case, the economic health of the gaming division seems to be doing very well. A few days ago we informed you of the brutal surge and historical records in Xbox revenues thanks to Activision Blizzard.
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