Microsoft advance towards The acquisition of Activision Blizzard And one of the main reasons why Sony is against it is not losing access to Call of Duty on PlayStation. However, Microsoft claims to have offered the Japanese company a ten-year agreement and is now announcing its intent It also brought Call of Duty to Nintendo consoles for ten years.
Information comes through Phil Spencer Who wrote via Twitter: “Microsoft has been committed for 10 years to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo following the merger between Microsoft and Activision Blizzard King. Microsoft is committed to helping bring more games to more people, regardless of their choice to play.”
In a second tweet, Phil Spencer also stated that “I am also pleased to confirm that Microsoft is committed to continuing to deliver Call of Duty on Steam Simultaneously with Xbox after the merger with Activision Blizzard King closed. In this case there are no time limits of any kind which is not strange, because Microsoft already fully supports Steam.
The fact that we are talking about a Ten-year agreement with Nintendo However, he does not suggest when exactly this agreement will start. In the case of Sony PlayStation, there are already agreements in place between the Japanese company and Activision Blizzard, so the ten years offered by Microsoft will begin immediately after the conclusion of the existing agreements, but – in the case of Nintendo – Call of Duty is not yet on the console, and therefore it is possible that Everything is achieved only by the platform that will follow the Switch, whatever it may be.
Obviously, all this will only be effective if the acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft is successful.
We also remember that A.S Ten year agreement With Nintendo and Sony, that doesn’t necessarily mean that Call of Duty has an expiration date on the two consoles: there will always be time to negotiate new agreements for the next decade.
What’s your opinion From this statement by Phil Spencer?
We know what Sony thinks, namely that the company fears that Microsoft will reduce it “like Nintendo”, with the acquisition of Activision and Call of Duty.
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