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Nearly two dozen members of US Congress have signed a letter calling for the Federal Trade Commission to abandon its legal challenge against Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
The letter is signed by 22 Republicans and addressed to FTC chairperson Lina Khan and commissioners Rebecca Slaughter and Alvaro Bedoya.
In it, the group says: “We write to express our concerns, and to urge you to drop this matter and refocus the FTC’s resources on work that supports the interests of American consumers.”
The group’s arguments centre around the fact the FTC has focused primarily on the possibility that Microsoft might withhold Call of Duty and other Activision titles from rival platforms, particularly Sony’s PlayStation.
However, ten-year deals signed with Sony and