Microsoft wanted something similar with Game Pass.

It would be wrong to say that the relationship between Sony and Microsoft is particularly good at the moment. The situation has been tense since Microsoft announced it would buy Activision Blizzard in a deal worth around $69 billion.

The big problem in all of this is that, for understandable reasons, Sony doesn’t want Call of Duty to be exclusive to Xbox in the future. Xbox CEO Phil Spencer has repeatedly assured that this will not be the case, although there have been reports that Sony has been offered a ten-year deal and that Call of Duty will then become an Xbox exclusive. We certainly haven’t heard of that for a while, time will only tell where it leads.

TweakTown recently reported that Sony has informed the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) that Microsoft has not agreed to add PlayStation Plus to its consoles. Microsoft also reportedly tried to push the same with Game Pass, but didn’t push it either, to everyone’s surprise.

Sony wrote this in its report to AMC:
Microsoft claims that demand for multi-game subscription services will not tilt towards Game Pass because Microsoft would also make Game Pass available on PlayStation. Microsoft’s position that the availability of Game Pass on PlayStation would be a panacea for the damage caused by this transaction is particularly hollow, since Microsoft does not allow PlayStation Plus to be available on Xbox.

In a perfect world, the console wars would be long over and all of us gamers would be able to unite regardless of platform and regardless of game, but that doesn’t seem to be happening in the foreseeable future.

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