Xbox Fans May Not Have Long To Wait Until FTC Injunction Verdict

It's been a crazy week, with all kinds of stories coming out of the highly publicised FTC hearing, but it's finally over!

If you weren't aware, the FTC and Microsoft have been in court regarding the FTC's request for a preliminary injunction, requesting more time to make a decision on whether to approve Microsoft's takeover of Activision Blizzard.

There's no official word on when a verdict might be reached, but IGN's report on the hearing mentions that we could potentially be looking at next Wednesday as the earliest possible date. Here's what the outlet says:

"We know both parties have paperwork deadlines at end of day on Friday the 30th, and at noon on Monday, July 3. Tuesday the 4th is a holiday. For those reasons, it's possible to expect a decision as soon as Wednesday, but it may take longer."

Judge Corley promised to "do her best" in coming to a verdict, describing it as a "hard" decision to make.

If the injunction ends up being granted, it'll cause some pretty big headaches for Microsoft - with the deadline for the Activision Blizzard takeover currently set as July 18th, 2023.

The FTC has an in-house hearing scheduled for August 2nd, and requested the injunction (along with a restraining order) due to concerns that Microsoft and Activision Blizzard might have been trying to merge prior to that date.

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