The United States’ Federal Trade Commission (FTC)’s trial with Microsoft continues to be a source of all sorts of juicy corporate tidbits, the sort that never gets discussed in public. The trial, which is currently underway, was initiated after the FTC successfully managed to win a temporary restraining order that brought the company’s preposed merger with Activision Blizzard to a halt.
One major argument Microsoft has been relying on when facing regulatory bodies worldwide, has been its commitment to keep Call of Duty on all platforms for at least ten years. The publisher repeatedly said that it wouldn’t make financial sense for it to make the top-selling shooter exclusive to Xbox.
However, some have raised concerns about Microsoft’s true intentions down the line, citing recent example of its acquisition of Bethesda, which saw it make all current and future games exclusive to Xbox – including the highly-anticipated Starfield.