Regulators noted Microsoft’s 2020 acquisition of ZeniMax, the figure business enterprise of Bethesda Softworks, as an example of ways the software giant can suppress competition. Two of Bethesda’s upcoming games, Starfield and Redfall are anticipated to be Microsoft exclusives – which means the games could no longer be available, at the least first of all, on Sony ps or Nintendo consoles. This is in spite of Microsoft’s assurances to european regulators “that it had no incentive to withhold video games from rival consoles,” the FTC said.
“Microsoft has already shown that it is able to and could withhold content from its gaming competitors,” stated Holly Vedova, director of the FTC’s bureau of competition, in a statement. “today we are trying to find to prevent Microsoft from gaining control over a leading impartial recreation studio and using