A US court has denied Microsoft Corporation a freeze on a lawsuit by a group of players opposed to the purchase of Activision Blizzard. This is reported by Reuters.
As the journalists specify, there was an attempt by Microsoft to temporarily freeze the class-action lawsuit of the players so that the corporation’s lawyers could fully focus on the ongoing proceedings with the US Trade Commission.
However, the court decided to deny Microsoft’s request and set a preliminary hearing on the class action lawsuit for March 23 .
Recall that the statement was compiled from ten players from New Mexico, California, and New Jersey, playing Activision games on a variety of platforms, including PlayStation, Xbox, and PC. Players accuse Microsoft of aggressive expansion in the gaming market – in their opinion, this may lead to negative consequences. The plaintiffs demand to block the corporation’s deal with Activision Blizzard.