The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has expressed concern over Microsoft’s purchase of Activision Blizzard for a value of $68.7 billion, something that marked a milestone in the world of gaming. Under the premise that this purchase would lead to monopolization in the video game industry and would affect other companies, mainly Sony, the CMA has kept this purchase on hold until it is rejected or determined that the acquisition does not pose any threat to the market. of video games, which has made Microsoft play all its cards with the intention of getting ahead with your goal.
For this reason, the Xbox company confirmed that it can access future releases of the iconic Activision shooter, Call of Duty will be available for Playstation in parallel to the Microsoft console for the next ten years And with all the content available, this after Sony argued that the shooter franchise is “irreplaceable.”
“Microsoft believes that a period of 10 years is sufficient for Sony, as a leading publisher and console platform, to develop alternatives to CoD.” Mention the company in a document sent to the CMA
In the document sent to the CMA by Microsoft, they argue that in the ten years of the Playstation license it will have Call of duty publications even for the next consoles that it releases within the period of time, in addition to the fact that despite the end of the period , Sony users will be able to continue playing the titles “games downloaded in the last year of the remedy can continue to be played for the life of that console (and beyond, with backwards compatibility).”
Call of Duty is an important franchise for any platform that has the right to publish its titles to the level that, according to Sony: “Influences the choice of console by users”, which worries the company due to the risk of not create a product that is competition in the market. In any case, Microsoft has already presented the solution to the European Commission, which has until April 26 to make a decision.
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