The FTC has decided to sue to block the merger of ABK and Xbox by Microsoft.
Activision has put out their own statements including an internal email
Further details from a follow up by the Washington Post below:
The Post states that:
This is the first time in decades that Xbox has faced such regulatory pressure from the US government.
The saga goes on, forever.
Xbox and ABK have responded.
And finally from Darth Vader himself:
The FTC has posted on their site reasoning. It basically boils down to games being held off of other platforms, so it appears that they have agreed with Sony’s claims that losing Call of Duty would destroy their business. This is not the start of a lawsuit but is the administrative process of starting one up. We will have to wait and see if Xbox can offer concessions to appease the FTC or if this does go to the courts.