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Microsoft Says It Offered FTC Consent Decree on Call of Duty

  • Software giant sought to stave off antitrust lawsuit
  • Company said it would provide the popular game to rivals
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Microsoft Corp. said that antitrust regulators shrugged off its offer to make Call of Duty available to gaming rivals — including Sony Group Corp. — as part of its $69 billion purchase of Activision Blizzard Inc. 

The company, which needs regulatory approval in 16 countries for the Activision deal, made the offer before meetings with US Federal Trade Commission commissioners last week, according to President Brad Smith. But the agency went ahead and voted to sue to block the deal.