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Gabe Newell does not believe that it is necessary to ensure that Call of Duty stays on Steam, and Microsoft is at home

Although the bombshell of Microsoft’s purchase of Activision Blizzard was announced at the beginning of the year, this huge business movement is far from over. The new chapter of this “business soap opera” has gone through including Steam in the menu for ensure Call of Duty’s presence on the platform for years to come. An approach that has forced Gabe Newell to enter the debate with a statement without taking sides of one side or the other.

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The founder of Steam has spoken with Kotaku, where he has distanced himself from any affinity with Microsoft or Sony. However, Newell wanted to mention the situation based on the good response from the gaming community on Steam with Xbox family games, so this future partnership is so mutually beneficial that can not be dissatisfied.

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Apparently, and according to the US portal, Microsoft would have sent a draft of the agreement with a signed commitment to permanence of the Activision saga on the platform. Something “not necessary” in the eyes of Newell himself, and it is that he himself assumes that the relations between both companies have been so good, that it was something that it was taken for granted.

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Even so, Gabe Newell, speaking on behalf of his company, has hinted that Microsoft has complete independence to decide What to do with your licences. Thus, the CEO of Valve assumes that “Microsoft has enough confidence to decide (based on its players) on which platforms and devices Call of Duty will be.”

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It should be remembered that the purchase of the American business conglomerate has not yet been accepted, at least not from international organizations. Sony has wanted to keep for itself the presence of certain licenses that will now belong to Microsoft, and the latter have no problem managing the necessary agreements with a view to finalizing the agreement.

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