Microsoft had, allegedly, offered Sony a lucrative 10-year deal to ensure Call of Duty will remain on PlayStation.
This is according to a report from the New York Times, and, unfortunately, there is no further evidence to prove or disprove the statement.
The subject is, naturally, a hot topic, born of Microsoft’s attempted acquisition of Activision Blizzard King.
As the saga continues, 16 regulatory bodies from around the world have launched respective investigations into the acquisition.
As of time of writing, Brazil and Saudi Arabia are the only two nations to have approved the transaction.
The argument Sony has had about the acquisition is that Activision’s Call of Duty franchise is a “console shifter” and it being a first-party property would damage the gaming industry.
Microsoft, and Xbox head Phil Spencer, have noted how keeping Call of Duty off PlayStation would not make financial sense.
After all, the proposed acquisition is set at a staggering $69billion.
And cutting the potential user base in half would dramatically impact any return on that expenditure.
All in all, the whole ordeal has become a much bigger slinging match than is comfortable, though that was, arguably, an inevitability.
Of course, we will have more on this story as it develops.
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