Microsoft is once again trying to reassure Sony

With Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II managing to generate more than a billion dollars in revenue in just ten days, it is logical that Microsoft should redouble its efforts to convince Sony Interactive Entertainment that the acquisition of Activision Blizzard on no way will punish PlayStation consoles. In addition, Phil Spencer had the opportunity to talk about the subject on the occasion of the Decoder of The Verge podcast. “The idea that we have to write ‘forever’ in black and white on a contract [pour garantir la sortie des prochains Call of Duty sur PlayStation, ndlr] is a bit sillysaid the head of the Xbox division. On the other hand, I have no problem making a long-term commitment that is acceptable to both Sony Interactive Entertainment and the competition authorities.

Before adding:We simply believe that Call of Duty will continue to be available on PlayStation for as long as players want it. It’s not a competitive threat to Sony, it’s just a pragmatic view of things.Of course, it was indicated to Phil Spencer that Microsoft could very well impose a Cloud version of Call of Duty, which would require PlayStation users to go through the American manufacturer’s services (eg Xbox Game Pass), which became rejected by the guy who immediately clarified that it would indeed be a native version.”Afterwards, if it’s something they want, we can very well do it, as is already the case on our consoleshe pointed out. There are no wolves.

Last week, in light of the elements in its possession, the European Commission decided to conduct more in-depth investigations into Microsoft’s takeover of Activision Blizzard. It will deliver its judgment by 23 March 2023 at the latest.

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