Not content with taking fighting off Electronic Arts, Take-Two Interactive, owner of GTA IV
maker Rockstar Games could take on the might of the US government's Federal Trade Commission as part of the same war.
The FTC has subpoenaed Take-Two under what is called a Civil Investigative Demand ('CID'). This "requested" that Take-Two "provide additional information in connection with the FTC’s review of EA’s Offer".
A District of Columbia court has now "has scheduled a hearing on June 24, 2008 to determine whether the Company (Take Two) is required to comply with the subpoena and CID."
Take-Two has now stated that if it "cannot negotiate a settlement with the FTC regarding the subpoena and CID prior to the scheduled hearing, the Company intends to oppose the FTC’s petition."
Yes, you read it right, Take-Two is prepared to do battle with an arm - a very strong arm - of the US Federal Government itself.
You can head over to Take-Two
for the nitty-gritty.