U.S. files antitrust lawsuit against Activision Blizzard

FILE PHOTO: A view shows Blizzard Entertainment's campus, after Microsoft Corp announced the purchase of Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion in the biggest gaming industry deal in history, in Irvine, California, U.S., January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Mike Blake

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department filed an antitrust complaint against Activision Blizzard on Monday, according to a court filing.

The complaint was not immediately available on the docket.

The Federal Trade Commission, which works with the Justice Department to enforce antitrust law, moved to block Microsoft's $69 billion bid to buy "Call of Duty" maker Activision Blizzard in December.

(Reporting by Diane Bartz; Editing by Mark Porter)

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