Xbox believes 10 years is ‘enough’ for Sony to develop alternatives to Call of Duty
the saga call of duty It has become the focus of the investigation that international competition authorities are carrying out before giving the green light to Microsoft’s purchase of Activision Blizzard. The CMAresponsible for the decision in the United Kingdom, has doubts that the purchase implies that Sony could lose competition in the video game sector by running out of call of duty on PlayStation platforms; from Xbox have offered a publishing deal for 10 years that in Sony they have rejected considering it “inappropriate in many aspects”.
For Microsoft, those 10 years are more than enough for Sony to develop alternatives own to call of duty. This has been assured in a response to the CMA that has seen the light today: “Microsoft considers that a period of 10 years is sufficient for Sony, as a leading publisher and console platform, to develop alternatives to CoD“, we read in the transcript collected by VGC.
Sony believes that it cannot overcome the loss of CoD
This answer comes to us days after Sony assured that cannot “protect against loss of call of duty“. The PlayStation company ensures that the Activision Blizzard saga is too powerful on a commercial level so that losing it does not represent a sufficiently notable stumbling block in competition within the video game market. In fact, in Sony’s response, the company itself mentioned that large projects of its own such as God of War: Ragnarok either destiny (Bungie has been owned by PlayStation for a year) are smaller, cheaper and less profitable that call of duty.
It should be remembered that other companies have signed the agreement which ensures the publication of games of call of duty on their platforms for the next 10 years, including Nintendo, Nvidia, Steam, and cloud gaming services.