Microsoft And FTC First Pre-Trial Hearing Set For 3rd January

Microsoft And FTC Will Face Each Other In Court On 3rd January!

Microsoft took the initiative to buy the enormous behemoth, Activision Blizzard back in January of last year for a staggering $68.7 billion, making it Microsoft’s largest acquisition. Still, ever since, the trip to Microsoft has not been easy.

Microsoft’s decision to purchase Activision Blizzard has faced a lot of difficulties as they have been opposed by large corporations like Google and Sony and have come under fire from several regulatory bodies like the FTC recently sued Microsoft for giving itself an unfair advantage over its rivals.

The first pre-trial hearing between Microsoft and the FTC will occur on January 3.

Microsoft Activision Blizzard

According to a former FTC commissioner, Terrell McSweeny, the FTC has an uphill battle with Microsoft, and Reuters also claims in their report that the FTC may find it challenging to prove its thesis in court, so it looks like the FTC would be in for a challenge.

Regarding the FTC’s decision to sue Microsoft, Microsoft said that the FTC’s approach to the Activision Blizzard merger is unconstitutional because it violates Articles II and III and their Fifth Amendment right to equal protection.

Previously, Microsoft has also suggested fixes, such as a 10-year commitment to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo consoles and keep bringing it to PlayStation consoles beyond the Sony and Activision deal.

Furthermore, the deal has been greenlit in Chile recently, as they join Brazil, Saudi Arabia, and Serbia in allowing the deal to go through, giving Microsoft relief.

We do not know the outcome of this case, but we are looking forward to it. This is the limited information we have for now, but we will be looking for more news regarding the Microsoft-Activision merger in the future.

On that note, what do you think about Microsoft and FTC’s first trial hearing taking place on January 3? Let us know in the comments section.

Read Next: Atlus Reportedly Working On Persona 3 Remake

Was our article helpful? 👨‍💻

Thank you! Please share your positive feedback. 🔋

How could we improve this post? Please Help us. 😔

Avinash Jaisrani
Avinash Jaisrani
News reporter with years of experience who is creative and motivated. Excellent narrative abilities and a keen sense of the truth. Highly enthusiastic about the gaming and tech industry with a passion for writing.

Latest News


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Follow Us



All PlayStation 3 Games Can Now Run On RPCS3 Emulator

The development team behind PlayStation 3 Emulator For PC, RPCS3 announced that it can boot all PlayStation 3 games now.

Hogwarts Legacy Is Currently The Best Selling Game On Steam

The highly anticipated Hogwarts Legacy has passed games like Modern Warfare 2 to reach the top of Steam's best-seller list.

GoldenEye 007 Remake Reportedly Launching At The End Of January

According to a new report, Goldeneye 007 remastered is set to launch on Xbox Game Pass at the end of January 2023.

Final Fantasy Celebrating 35 Years Of The Iconic JRPG Franchise

The Final Fantasy franchise was started in 1987, owned and developed by Square Enix. The franchise is celebrating its 35th anniversary today.

Metal Gear Solid Remake Reported To Be PlayStation 5 Exclusive

According to recent leaks, Konami has been working on a Metal Gear Solid Remake for years now and it will be a PlayStation 5 exclusive.