Apart from some doubts concerning the possible hegemony of Microsoft in the services and cloud market, the acquisition ofActivision-Blizzard by Microsoft poses a problem because of the impact of call of duty in the video game industry. The various regulatory bodies, particularly European and British, are wondering whether the series could one day become exclusive to Xbox platforms, which, according to them, would unbalance the balance of power between Microsoft and its competitors, Sony in the lead. Phil Spencer therefore persists in recalling that it does not intend to withdraw the license from PlayStation consoles, being ready to build a long-term relationship with Sony on this subject. And when he talks about the long term, he might be thinking of a period of 10 years.
A bigger proposal than in the past
10 years. This is the number of years that would have been offered to Sony by Microsoft to keep the license call of duty on Playstation. Spencer had already made it clear that a new deal had been submitted to Sony, and today The New York Times tells us a little more.
According to the site, on November 11, Microsoft reportedly made a 10-year offer that guaranteed PlayStation the future of call of duty on his machines. Which is therefore much more than the initial deal, which was only for 3 years. It now remains to wait for Sony’s response on this subject, which could be crucial for the progress of the Activision-Blizzard file with the regulators. Will these 10 years be enough for the Japanese manufacturer?
While waiting for the response from Jim Ryan and his friends, we remind you that Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 has been available for a few days.