Sony Wanted To Block Activision Microsoft Merger, But May Be Giving Ammo To Antitrust Fight
According to sources close to the situation, Sony was recently ordered by officials to hand over documents related to their trade secrets to Microsoft as part of the on-going antitrust case against Activision Blizzard.
The news comes as something of a surprise, as it was widely believed that Sony would be siding with the gaming giant against the acquisition attempt. However, it seems that the Japanese company may be having a change of heart.
While it is still unclear what exactly Sony has been ordered to hand over, it is likely that the company is in possession of some valuable information that could be used to bolster the case against Activision Blizzard.
It is worth noting that this is not the first time that Sony has been caught up in an antitrust case. In fact, the company was previously involved in a similar case against Microsoft back in the early 2000s.
At the time, Sony was accused of using its dominant position in the video game console market to stifle competition. However, the case was ultimately settled out of court.
It will be interesting to see how this latest case plays out, and whether or not Sony will be forced to give up any more of its secrets.