Sony More Interested In Talking To Regulators Over Xbox Says Phil Spencer

Sony Does Not Want To Talk To Microsoft!

Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard acquisition continues to be a controversial subject. Nearly every other week, the topic is brought up, and the gaming industry continues to see a massive divide between the two gaming giants. 

Phil Spencer recently took to Twitter, announcing that Microsoft is interested in bringing Call of Duty to Nintendo Consoles for the next ten years. However, he has also stated that PlayStation is more interested in talking to regulators than negotiating a Call of Duty deal with Microsoft.

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Previously, Microsoft has offered to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation for several years. However, this was not enough for Sony. Microsoft then offered a 10-year contract to Sony, but Sony did not accept the offer. 

Phil Spencer has again expressed his grievances with Sony’s continued lack of cooperation. Speaking with Bloomberg, he said,

“There’s been one game industry participant that’s really been raising all the objections, and that’s Sony.”

“From where we sit, it’s clear they’re spending more time with the regulators than they are with us to try and get this deal done.”

Sony has continued to suggest that Call of Duty is too big of a franchise to be owned by a competitor. The gaming giant believes that many of PlayStation’s current users are fans of the franchise. 

Furthermore, Sony is likely not too fond of the possibility of Call of Duty on Game Pass. With $70 games becoming the new norm, Game Pass continues to look extremely valuable. This could mean many casual Call of Duty fans could use Game Pass as their primary source for future Call of Duty titles. 

However, Microsoft has insisted they want Call of Duty to be available on all platforms. The recent Nintendo announcement from Xbox is part of that push. However, regulators appear to be skeptical about the Activision Blizzard acquisition. 

Despite the hurdles, Phil Spencer appears to be optimistic about the acquisition. He also said,

“We have a pretty good idea of how to build a win-win relationship with Nintendo and, frankly Sony.”

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Going by the last few months, the Activision Blizzard acquisition will not be easy for Microsoft. Sony and Microsoft are determined to convince the regulators, but the Call of Duty franchise’s future remains uncertain. 

Do you think Microsoft will succeed? Do you want Call of Duty on Game Pass? Let’s discuss this in the comments.

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