An agreement between Activision Blizzard and Sony would prevent Call of Duty video games from reaching Game Pass for several years

Call of Duty remains at the center of the arguments that have different regulatory entities analyzing the purchase of Activision Blizzard by microsoft and a detail was recently revealed that could be key to the future of that deal and the video game franchise.

After all, in a Microsoft response to The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)it was indicated that a previous deal between Activision Blizzard and Sony would prevent video games from Call of Duty may be incorporated into Game Pass for a while.

Specifically, the document says that “Xbox has made it clear that (your purchase) is subject to any existing contractual obligations that Activision Blizzard may have with other platforms, which will be honored.” and in that sense I would respect an agreement between Activision Blizzard and Sony that “includes restrictions on Activision Blizzard’s ability to put Call of Duty titles on Game Pass for multiple years.”

Although the document does not detail how many years it is talking about or when this agreement would end, it may eventually be important for the future of the purchase of Activision Blizzard and it is that from Sony they insist that the acquisition of that company by Microsoft It would not be fair since games as popular as Call of Duty eventually they would be restricted to the Xbox ecosystem or in a scenario where it would be more tempting to play on those platforms (such as through Game Pass) than on PlayStation.