Microsoft takeover should be confirmed because of TLOU series, ABK-CCO thinks

The Last of Us: Season 2 confirmed as the series is a resounding success (1)

from Karsten Scholz
Lulu Cheng Meservey, Executive Vice President of Corporates Affairs and Chief Communications Officer at Activision Blizzard, has been making a rather…daring…thesis on Twitter for the past few hours. In her opinion, the high quality of “The Last of Us” series is the best proof that Sony does not need protection from the FTC and that the Microsoft acquisition should be waved through.

It has now been more than a year since Microsoft announced the acquisition of Activision Blizzard. It was already clear then that it would take until about the summer of 2023 to get the green light from all control authorities and to seal the deal. After all, we’re talking about the potentially largest acquisition in the games industry, for which Microsoft is spending almost 70 billion US dollars.

Sony gets support from the FTC

Over the past few months, we’ve repeatedly reported that the major competitor, Sony, in particular, is resisting this takeover. The two companies have not only faced each other on the console front for years (Xbox versus PlayStation), there is also a risk of losing important cash cow franchises such as Call of Duty.

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Sony receives special support from the US competition authority FTC (Federal Trade Commission). only threatened to sue and the Deal then wanted to block. But does the Japanese giant even need such a kind of puppy protection? According to Lulu Cheng Meservey, Sony itself is already very strong and is using the current “The Last of Us” series as evidence.

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