A judge forces Sony to disclose its PS5 exclusivity deals to Microsoft

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A Federal Trade Commission (FTC) administrative court has upheld parts of Microsoft’s subpoena against Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE). This means the latter will be forced to release documents outlining its exclusivity agreements.

In preparation for its legal battle with the FTC on antitrust grounds, Microsoft demanded access to several documents from Sony in an attempt to build a case. Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard has raised concerns from both the FTC and the UK government, who fear the acquisition will lead to exclusivity deals that could reduce competition in the video game market – in violation of antitrust laws.

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