The news about what happens between Microsoft and Sony to continue with the respective stages of regulation have been a daily occurrence in recent weeks. Many will remember when Microsoft demanded that Sony share documents relevant to the case, but the Japanese company refused and accused the technology giant of “obvious harassment.” Unfortunately for Sony Interactive, their claims have been denied. Because of this, We mention all the information that Sony has to give to Microsoftsince it could generate a great change in the industry.
Recently, the FTC has shared a new report in response to requests from Sony to avoid showing certain documents, however, Judge Michael Chappell has responded to Sony’s request in the negative. Therefore, soon, Sony must share with Xbox the private PlayStation agreements that occurred from 2019 to the current date.
All the information that Sony has to give to Microsoft
Looks like Sony’s attempt to stop Microsoft’s subpoena was mostly denied
Sony now has to provide:
-All licensing agreements with 3rd parties since 2019
-Info on Jim Ryan’s ABK statement from Dec 22
-Their lawyer’s external comms
-Docs from execs of Finance and Global Strategy pic.twitter.com/kjbSxqYBl2
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Thus, Microsoft will receive documents on exclusivity agreements from third parties and will also be able to see some internal emails from Jim Ryan. In addition, they will receive financial information from Sony. It is not yet known if all this information will be made public, but it would not be surprising if the next few weeks are abuzz with additional information coming from these documents.
Just today we have echoed quite outstanding news: the European Union has delayed its final decision on the purchase of Activision Blizzard. It should be noted that this body issued an antitrust warning to Microsoft. On the other hand, the CMA suggested the divestment of Call of Duty and we will know both decisions at the end of April.