By now, you probably know (at least part of) what’s going on with the closing of the purchase agreement between Microsoft and Activision Blizzard. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is currently trying to prevent the deal from going through with an antitrust lawsuit, in which Sony is also involved.
To sum things up a bit, Sony argues that Microsoft would be too big with Activision Blizzard, and that PlayStation can’t afford to lose big titles on their platform as they would eventually become Xbox exclusives, such as Call of Duty. Microsoft has returned fire (thanks, VGC) with a subpoena that would force Sony to reveal its future portfolio of games.
Thus, the court could decide the strength of Sony’s gaming calendar and its strength as a company in the industry with or without the Call of Duty franchise behind it. For gamers, this means that we could have a preview of the projects that Sony has planned for the next few years and of which we currently know nothing.
In any case, the FTC has little interest in procrastinating and continuing to spend resources on a potential lawsuit against Microsoft.
Would you like to get a sneak peek at what Sony is up to?