Microsoft served Sony Interactive Entertainment with a subpoena as it seeks to establish its defense against the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) lawsuit.

According to the information provided by the court, Xbox the manufacturer wants Sony to reveal the details Game station‘s game production pipeline.

Information that Microsoft believes is relevant to its business may contain confidential details that Sony would avoid sharing with its competitor if possible.

“Negotiations between SIE and Microsoft regarding SIE’s production scope and discovery schedule are ongoing,” the document said.

Modern Warfare II + Warzone 2.0 – PlayStation Advantage trailer

After the one-week extension, Sony has until Jan. 27 to move to limit, revoke or otherwise respond to the subpoena.

In December, the FTC announced plans to sue Microsoft A bid to stop the $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzardas the regulator claims, it will allow the company to “crowd out competitors” in its Xbox console, subscription content and cloud gaming businesses.

Among other concerns, the FTC and Sony have expressed concern that the settlement may be in place It significantly reduces the competitiveness of the PlayStationConsidering that it will see Microsoft owning the Call of Duty series Sony called it “irreplaceable”..

In its responses to the FTC’s complaint, Microsoft and Activision argued that their merger will be competitive and benefit consumers by making the Call of Duty publisher’s games more widely available.

Microsoft has subpoenaed PlayStation for its defense against the FTC lawsuit

Microsoft has recently announced that it will address the regulatory issues It offered Sony a legally enforceable 10-year contract making every new Call of Duty game available on PlayStation the day it arrives on Xbox.

The FTC said it was there earlier this month No “substantial” settlement negotiations had taken place with Microsoft on the proposed purchase. If it goes to trial, the case will be heard at a hearing in August 2023.