Apart from some doubts about the possible hegemony of Microsoft in services and the cloud market, acquisition ofActivision-Blizzard by Microsoft poses a problem due to the effect of call of duty in the video game industry. The various regulatory bodies, especially European and British, wonder if the series could one day become exclusive to Xbox platforms, which they say would unbalance the balance of power between Microsoft and its competitors, led by Sony. Phil Spencer therefore continues to remind that it does not intend to withdraw the license from PlayStation consoles, as it is ready to build a long-term relationship with Sony on this issue. And when he talks about the long term, he might be thinking of a period of 10 years.
A bigger proposal than before
Ten 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 put forward to Sony, and today The New York Times tells us a little more.
According to the website, on November 11, Microsoft reportedly made a 10-year offer that guaranteed PlayStation’s future call of duty on his machines. Which is much more than the original agreement, which was only for 3 years. It now remains to wait for Sony’s response on this matter, which could be decisive for the progress of the Activision-Blizzard file with the regulators. Will these 10 years be enough for the Japanese manufacturer?
While we wait for a response from Jim Ryan and his friends, we remind you Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 has been available for a few days.