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Microsoft offers Sony 10-year deal for Call of Duty on PlayStation if Activision deal goes
 

 
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Microsoft President Brad Smith said the company offered Sony a 10-year contract to make each new release of the Call of Duty available on Sony’s PlayStation console at the same time as the Xbox.
Microsoft is hoping the move will a*suage regulators’ and its rivals’ antitrust fears over its proposed $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard, the developer behind Call of Duty.
Any move to make Call of Duty unavailable to Sony’s PlayStation console would be “economically irrational,” Microsoft’s President Brad Smith said.

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President Brad Smith said the company offered Sony a 10-year contract to make each new release of Call of Duty available on Sony’s
PlayStation console at the same time as the U.S. giant’s Xbox.

The Redmond-headquartered tech giant is hoping the move will a*suage regulators’ and its rivals’ antitrust fears over its proposed $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard, the developer behind Call of Duty, a popular shooter game.

Last month, Politico reported that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is likely to file an antitrust lawsuit to block Microsoft’s takeover of Activision
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In response, Smith wrote an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal on Monday defending the acquisition as “good for gamers” and criticizing any potential FTC lawsuit.

“That would be a huge mistake. It would hurt competition, consumers and thousands of game developers,” Smith said of the reported lawsuit.

Regulators in the European Union and the U.K. have opened antitrust probes into Microsoft’s proposed takeover to examine whether the deal would hurt competition. The EU is concerned Microsoft may block access to games such as Call of Duty to rivals.

Sony shares sank initially after Microsoft announced the acquisition plans in January as investors feared PlayStation would not get access to hit Activision games. But Microsoft has looked to a*suage those fears.

Any move to make Call of Duty unavailable to Sony’s PlayStation console would be “economically irrational,” Microsoft’s Smith said because a “vital” part of the game’s revenue comes from PlayStation game sales.

“Given the popularity of cross-play, it would also be disastrous to the ‘Call of Duty’ franchise and Xbox itself, alienating millions of gamers.”

“That’s why we’ve offered Sony a 10-year contract to make each new ‘Call of Duty’ release available on PlayStation the same day it comes to Xbox. We’re open to providing the same commitment to other platforms and making it legally enforceable by regulators in the U.S., U.K. and European Union.”

Still, there are questions as to whether this will be enough to calm Sony’s concerns.

“A 10-year commitment sounds significant, Sony would be indeed ‘safe’ during the lifecycle of the PlayStation 5 but could run into trouble by the time the next console generation begins,” Serkan Toto, CEO of Tokyo, Japan-based games consultancy Kantan Games, told CNBC.

“So I believe the offer will not be enough to squash Sony’s concerns, but it might calm down regulators to some extent.”

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 2 months ago '07        #2
iswerve  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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then what happens in year 11?
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 2 months ago '06        #3
snaxxx 
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Microsoft gonna be the death of COD
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 2 months ago '13        #4
uoeno  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x17
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 iswerve said
then what happens in year 11?
they pull tha plug
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 2 months ago '18        #5
Juliette DaBlok  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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 snaxxx said
Microsoft gonna be the death of COD
Im just gonna a*sume you condone the current situation at Activision
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 2 months ago '17        #6
SPdaGOAT  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
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 snaxxx said
Microsoft gonna be the death of COD
That $70 billion ain’t never gon be recouped.

BX gonna go crazy the day Nintendo buys the Xbox division
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 2 months ago '04        #7
SpyDa  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x16
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 SPdaGOAT said
That $70 billion ain’t never gon be recouped.

BX gonna go crazy the day Nintendo buys the Xbox division
That wouldn't be a bad thing. I honestly believe Microsoft would just k*ll their console and market gamepass apps to each console and pc.

 2 months ago '12        #8
halochicken  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 SpyDa said
That wouldn't be a bad thing. I honestly believe Microsoft would just k*ll their console and market gamepass apps to each console and pc.
I can def see this. I think they would continue to make remotes.
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 2 months ago '18        #9
Juliette DaBlok  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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No one in here read the damn article

Goofies
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 2 months ago '18        #10
Oswaldgatesjr  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x13
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 SPdaGOAT said
That $70 billion ain’t never gon be recouped.

BX gonna go crazy the day Nintendo buys the Xbox division
They all ready recouped it tho
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 2 months ago '09        #11
GREAT1NE  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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It’s one of those things that probably benefits Microsoft, gotta imagine most the sales are on PS. It also give PS a decade to make its own “Call of Duty”
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 2 months ago '20        #12
D1dnt read  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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just approve this sh*t and have this 10 year deal implemented


Xbox stanleys on here gonna have to wait 10 years to possibly talk sh*t about COD becoming exclusive (even though we know it won't) and they'll be in their 50s-60s by then so their caretakers' are the only ones that are gonna have to listen to their dumbasses
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 2 months ago '05        #13
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 GREAT1NE said
It’s one of those things that probably benefits Microsoft, gotta imagine most the sales are on PS. It also give PS a decade to make its own “Call of Duty”
We saw what happened last time they tried to make a FPS k*ller


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 2 months ago '09        #14
GREAT1NE  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 Krazie said
We saw what happened last time they tried to make a FPS k*ller


But that was before Call of Duty may become an XBOX exclusive, more incentive
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 2 months ago '05        #15
Krazie 
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Non-gamers mad as hell
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 2 months ago '14        #16
ADthe3rd 
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All could be simple: Allow Gamepass on Playstation.

Everybody wins.
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 2 months ago '11        #17
megalomaniacal 
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 iswerve said
then what happens in year 11?
They renegotiate like any other business
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 2 months ago '17        #18
SPdaGOAT  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
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 Oswaldgatesjr said
They all ready recouped it tho
The Xbox division has not generated $70 Billion probably ever with all the years combined.

Microsoft non Xbox services have generated $70 billion and more but we see that’s obviously not enough, which is why game prices are raised (like I told y’all was gonna happen and look, happens RIGHT BEFORE Starfield) and gamepass prices will go up too.

I don’t understand why you guys keep arguing against me when it comes to anything. Y’all deadass always wrong

 2 months ago '17        #19
SPdaGOAT  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
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 D1dnt read said
just approve this sh*t and have this 10 year deal implemented


Xbox stanleys on here gonna have to wait 10 years to possibly talk sh*t about COD becoming exclusive (even though we know it won't) and they'll be in their 50s-60s by then so their caretakers' are the only ones that are gonna have to listen to their dumbasses
Lmfao

 2 months ago '18        #20
Oswaldgatesjr  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x13
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 SPdaGOAT said
The Xbox division has not generated $70 Billion probably ever with all the years combined.

Microsoft non Xbox services have generated $70 billion and more but we see that’s obviously not enough, which is why game prices are raised (like I told y’all was gonna happen and look, happens RIGHT BEFORE Starfield) and gamepass prices will go up too.

I don’t understand why you guys keep arguing against me when it comes to anything. Y’all deadass always wrong
The brand is m$ Xbox there is no separating the two. If one had the other has it. U knw Steve lends Phil that ultimate check book with no limit. The goal is to spend yall out of business, what dnt u get??

Gamepass was just step 1. In 5 to 10 years sony will regret not hopping aboard with ms for gp because no matter wat gaming is headed that way. Sony can sell tons of spidermans and it wnt help. Know why? Well its the complete opposite of what u yold me. Besides ps, sony is doing bad in every dept. Once it catches up to sony and everyone has a ps5 but no profit is being made or expanded they are done. Console gamers are the minority . Way more people play on mobile. So wirh that said welcome the m$ microsoft playstation in 2032


Ps. Thank all the haters for keeping the brand alive and well. I see more Xbox threads from ps owners who supposedly have games than anything else. Just look at the 1st page of the gaming section. Yall boys are scared shirtless terrified..because u knw the inevitable is gonna happen and it's gonna happen soon
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 2 months ago '17        #21
SPdaGOAT  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
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 Oswaldgatesjr said
The brand is m$ Xbox there is no separating the two. If one had the other has it. U knw Steve lends Phil that ultimate check book with no limit. The goal is to spend yall out of business, what dnt u get??

Gamepass was just step 1. In 5 to 10 years sony will regret not hopping aboard with ms for gp because no matter wat gaming is headed that way. Sony can sell tons of spidermans and it wnt help. Know why? Well its the complete opposite of what u yold me. Besides ps, sony is doing bad in every dept. Once it catches up to sony and everyone has a ps5 but no profit is being made or expanded they are done. Console gamers are the minority . Way more people play on mobile. So wirh that said welcome the m$ microsoft playstation in 2032


Ps. Thank all the haters for keeping the brand alive and well. I see more Xbox threads from ps owners who supposedly have games than anything else. Just look at the 1st page of the gaming section. Yall boys are scared shirtless terrified..because u knw the inevitable is gonna happen and it's gonna happen soon
Aint read past your first sentence bro






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 2 months ago '18        #22
Oswaldgatesjr  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x13
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 SPdaGOAT said
Aint read past your first sentence bro








Sure u didn't ...got one









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 2 months ago '17        #23
SPdaGOAT  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
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 Oswaldgatesjr said
Sure u didn't ...got one









I didn’t dude. I can’t read blatant bullsh*t like that.

I can tell truth is k*lling you right now tho

 2 months ago '18        #24
Oswaldgatesjr  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x13
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 SPdaGOAT said
I didn’t dude. I can’t read blatant bullsh*t like that.

I can tell truth is k*lling you right now tho

Bruh u just told on yourself
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 2 months ago '17        #25
Halloween Havoc  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x213 OP
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 Juliette DaBlok said
No one in here read the damn article

Goofies
Because most people in here are IGNROANT a*s n*ggaS
Wanting sh*t handed to them
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