“A sizable number of allegedly authentic Xbox documents connected to the Federal Trade Commission’s complaint against Microsoft have been made public online, revealing some of the company’s ambitions for the game system.”
Microsoft is one of the leading tech companies across the world and has given a number of popular tools that world use nowadays. Irony is that, the tech pioneer gets in trouble for every now and then. This time Federal Trade Commission has taken action against Microsoft. This time Microsoft Xbox is in the news.
A sizable number of allegedly authentic Xbox documents connected to the Federal Trade Commission’s complaint against Microsoft have been made public online, revealing some of the company’s ambitions for the game system.
When did FTC file the lawsuit?
the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California placed the documents online on Friday, where the FTC files suit against to stop Microsoft from buying Activision Blizzard, a maker of video games. Sometime Tuesday morning, the court website discontinued providing the data.
More than 100 documents about Microsoft’s Xbox plans are included in them, many of which have some redactions.
Douglas Farrar, Director of Public Affairs, FTC, said, “Microsoft was responsible for the error in uploading these documents to the court.”
Senior workers of Microsoft Gaming are recorded in some of the documents discussing the value of their exclusive hold on a number of important video game franchises.
Are files publicly available?
One document has a list of anticipated release dates and platforms for some of the biggest video game franchises. According to that list, the eagerly awaited video game “The Elder Scrolls VI” won’t be released until 2026 or later and won’t be compatible with Sony’s Playstation, which owns Playstation. It’s unclear if the files were meant to be publically available.