Following the information that indicate that Microsoft would be willing to embark on a legal battle with the United States Federal Trade Commission to complete its acquisition of Activision Blizzard, the technology giant revealed a new background on the future of call of dutyone of the most commented and controversial points of that transaction.
As you will remember, Sony has been one of the main detractors of Microsoft’s purchase of Activision Blizzard, pointing out that this would not only give the company behind Xbox an unfair advantage in the video game market, but would negatively affect its business as a courtesy. of the potential exclusivity of games like Call of Duty.
In this sense, following several crossed reports in this regard, now the president of Microsoft, Brad Smith, confirmed that Microsoft offered Sony a deal to call of duty stay for 10 years on PlayStation.
“We have offered Sony a 10-year contract so that each new release of ‘Call of Duty’ will be available on PlayStation the same day it arrives on Xbox,” Smith said in an editorial published by The Wall Street Journal (via The Verge). “We are open to providing the same commitment to other platforms and having it legally required by regulators in the United States, the United Kingdom and the European Union.”
For now it is not clear if Sony will accept or not that proposal whose extension has rounded since the end of November. However, it is necessary to remember that the first offer that Sony rejected did not establish a specific term of years for the permanence of call of duty on PlayStation consoles.