As all gamers/developers know, the gaming industry can sometimes be ruthless . Large competing companies are in permanent rivalry and this is particularly the case of Microsoft and Sony which since the announcement of the takeover of Activision Blizzard by the American company continue to put spokes in the wheels.
Recently, the takeover of Activision by Microsoft was blocked by the American competition authority, which decided to file a complaint to block the action altogether. The reason ? A supposed unfair competition towards Sony, which could lose flagship licenses on its console like Call of Duty. While Phil Spencer maintains that he will not make the license an Xbox exclusivity and that this takeover is above all "for the players" , he has this time decided not to mince his words.
"Sony is trying to protect its console dominance"
It was in the Second Request podcast that Phil Spencer, CEO of Microsoft Gaming, said that in his opinion Sony remains the main obstacle to the agreement between Activision and Microsoft.
In a booming and therefore very competitive industry, this takeover would be seen as a threat by many companies because it would propel Microsoft to the management of many flagship licenses such as Call of Duty, Overwatch, Diablo and many others.
"They cling to Call of Duty"
Central debate of this whole business, many PlayStation players fear that Phil Spencer decides to make Call of Duty an Xbox exclusive. Despite the fact that Microsoft has repeatedly specified that this would not be the case, until adding a special clause in certain contracts, Sony seems to fear the disappearance of the mythical license on their consoles. According to Phil Spencer, the Japanese company would not want the takeover to take place and would therefore cling to the Call of Duty argument in order to cause the cancellation of the agreement in question.
Sony has not yet spoken in response to Phil Spencer and no one knows if the company will … or not. In any case, the director of Microsoft gaming seems to have emptied his bag. From now on, it's up to PlayStation!
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