Microsoft has confirmed that it has offered Sony to sign a contractual agreement to keep the Call of Duty franchise available on the Japanese manufacturer’s console, PlayStation.
After the Xbox developer announced the purchase of the creator of these video games, Activision Blizzardlast January, Sony’s criticism has not ceased, who believes that if it occurs there would be the possibility of a monopoly.
Because of this, the purchase agreement Is being investigated by the competent organizations of several countries. Among them, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, the United States, the United Kingdom and the European Union.
The video game developer has recently ruled on this confrontation and has described as “absurd” the assessments and criticisms provided by Sony.
In addition, he has insisted that this merger “will benefit the players and to the US gaming industry,” said Activision Blizzard’s chief business officer and vice president of corporate affairs, Lulu Cheng Meservey.
Because Sony maintains that this purchase would only benefit the competing console, Microsoft has once again spoken out about the discord game, Call of Duty, the main concern of the Japanese company.
Now, in an article signed by the president of Microsoft, Brad Smith, for The Wall Street Journal, the manager has admitted that a large part of the franchise’s profits come from sales on PlayStation, so it would be counterproductive to make it exclusive to Xbox.
“It would be economically irrational. Given the popularity of cross-play, it would be disastrous for both the franchise and Xbox itself,” said Smith, who has advanced that he has offered Sony a 10 year contract.
Likewise, he has pointed out that this agreement will allow “each new release of Call of Duty to be available on PlayStation the same day it comes to Xbox.”
With this, he has indicated that Microsoft is open to providing the same commitment to other platforms and “making it legally required by regulators in the United States, the United Kingdom and the European Union.”