According to a report from IGN, Microsoft anticipates the release of the next Xbox and PlayStation in 2028, three years after the launch of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series consoles. In a courtroom showdown on Thursday, Microsoft is taking on the US Federal Trade Commission, which is currently blocking the tech giant’s proposed acquisition of publisher Activision Blizzard for a whopping $68.7 billion. According to court documents revealed during the trial, Microsoft has reportedly predicted the release of the next generation of gaming consoles in 2028.
In the ongoing litigation, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Microsoft have presented their evidence on the first-day acquisition. Both sides have supported their respective positions with the evidence presented. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has revealed that Microsoft’s recent deals with other companies, including Nintendo and Nvidia, have been criticized for appearing more open to competition, but in fact contain “loopholes” that could open in the future. are being changed.
In recent news, Microsoft presented a statement from PlayStation boss Jim Ryan, saying their recent acquisition was not done with the intention of securing Xbox exclusivity. In a recent development, Sony has expressed concern over the previously announced acquisition deal. The company has expressed concerns about the future of Call of Duty games on the PlayStation platform, which could run into problems after purchase.
“Today Sony has shown that we have known all along that we will deliver on our promise to keep games on its platform and made it clear that its job in lobbying against the deal is only to maintain its dominant position in the market. protect,” a Microsoft spokesperson said in an email. on Thursday.
In a recent statement, Ryan revealed that Sony would not be discussing its strategies for the upcoming PlayStation with Activision if the deal were finalized.
In court proceedings on Thursday, it emerged that more than a year has passed since Microsoft announced its intention to acquire Activision Blizzard. Microsoft has sought approval for the merger with antitrust regulators in several countries where the company operates since the announcement. Microsoft is facing significant obstacles to the proposed acquisition, particularly in the United Kingdom and the United States. Regulators in both countries have objected to the deal, citing concerns about the potential for reduced rivalry in the video game industry.
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