The FTC could challenge Microsoft’s Activision purchase by December

/ The commission has reportedly already deposed the CEOs of the two companies, and may be joining the long line of regulators scrutinizing the deal. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

The Federal Trade Commission is preparing a potential legal challenge to Microsoft’s plan to buy Activision for $68.7 billion, and it could file the lawsuit by next month, according to Politico. The outlet’s sources say both CEOs — Satya Nadella and Bobby Kotick — have already been deposed, and yet the FTC remains skeptical.

The report notes that there are still a few steps to go before the regulator is ready to act, including a vote from its

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