The information, which Microsoft believes is relevant to its case, may include confidential details that Sony would be reluctant to share with its competitor if possible.
“Negotiations between SIE and Microsoft regarding SIE’s production scope and discovery schedule are ongoing,” the filing reads.
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After a one-week extension, Sony has until January 27 to take action to limit, cancel, or respond to the subpoena.
In December, the FTC announced plans to sue Microsoft Attempt to stop its $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzardwhich the regulator argues will enable the company to “suppress competitors” to its Xbox console, subscription content and cloud gaming business.
Among other concerns, the FTC and Sony have expressed concerns about the possibility of a deal It greatly reduces PlayStation’s ability to competegiven that it will see Microsoft acquire ownership of the Call of Duty series, which Described by Sony as “irreplaceable”.
In their responses to the FTC complaint, Microsoft and Activision argued that their merger would be competitive and benefit consumers by making the Call of Duty publisher’s games more widely available.
In an effort to address regulatory concerns, Microsoft recently said it did Sony was offered a legally enforceable 10-year contract To make every new Call of Duty game available on PlayStation the same day it’s available on Xbox.
The Federal Trade Commission said earlier this month that there No “substantial” settlement talks have taken place with Microsoft during the proposed acquisition. If it goes to trial, the case will be decided during hearings scheduled for August 2023.
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