Microsoft offers warranties to Sony

The repurchase by Activision Blizzard by Microsoft is seen with a dim view by Sony, which is stepping up its maneuvers to have the operation banned by the international competition authorities.

sony thus went to plead its cause with the various regulators, stipulating that the takeover would unbalance the market and that Microsoft would secure its position of dominance a little more. The brand also mentioned more specifically its fears about the disappearance of the Call of Duty license on its PlayStation platformindicating that the franchise had become essential to its players and its operation…

Several regulators have already sent Sony back to the ropes by indicating that the Japanese brand was currently dominant in the market with Nintendo and that the redemption therefore did not represent a risk of imbalance.

Microsoft needs to make some effort

Unfortunately for Microsoft, Europe and Great Britain seem to have listened more to Sony’s complaints and have issued reservations on redemption after a first examination.

Microsoft is therefore obliged to provide more guarantees. And if the brand had already announced that it would grant at least the next Call of Duty to Sony for the next 5 years, now Phil Spencer go further.

The brand Xbox has always declared that the takeover would be used to deploy the games of the various studios on ever more platforms: competitors, but also consoles, PC and mobile.

Phil Spencer so put clear things up : Call of Duty will be released on PlayStation no matter what. The problem according to Phil Spencer is to establish a contract which takes into account this permanent duration of porting the license on Sony systems. Nevertheless, Microsoft is ready to contractualize the fact that Call of Duty will continue to release on PlayStation without any time limit.

In addition, it was shared that the acquisition of Activision Blizzard would serve the transition of the Xbox universe to mobile gaming. It should be remembered that the buyback also relates to King, a giant of mobile games, a sector still underinvested by Microsoft at present and which nevertheless presents itself as a market of the future.


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