American gamers have filed a lawsuit in federal court. They are demanding that Microsoft ban the acquisition of U.S. developer Activision Blizzard. This is reported by Reuters.

The plaintiffs were ten residents of the states of California, New Jersey and New Mexico. They claim that by acquiring Activision Blizzard, Microsoft will be able to limit the release of games, raise prices and interfere with healthy competition. Therefore, they demand that the court protect the market from a “monopolistic merger.”

At the same time, a Microsoft spokesperson is defending the deal. It insists that it will provide more opportunities for gamers and game developers while also fostering competition.

U.S. law provides that private claims involving antitrust issues can be heard by the courts, even if such cases were previously initiated by government agencies.

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