Phil Spencer: Sony Spending More Time With Regulators Than Microsoft About Activision Blizzard Deal - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 07 December 2022 / 3,376 Views
Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer in an interview with Bloomberg claims that Sony hasn't shown interest in working out a deal with them over keeping Call of Duty on PlayStation for 10 years and has been spending more time with regulators.
"There’s been one game industry participant that’s really been raising all the objections, and that’s Sony, and they’ve been fairly public about the things that don’t meet their expectations," Spencer said. "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."
He added, "Our intent is to become more relevant on more screens. We have a pretty good idea of how to build a win-win relationship with Nintendo and frankly Sony."
Spencer this week announced Microsoft has entered a 10-year commitment with Nintendo to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo platforms if Microsoft's Activision Blizzard acquisition is approved.
Microsoft has also committed to keep releasing Call of Duty on Steam alongside Xbox after the deal closes.
"Microsoft has entered into a 10-year commitment to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo following the merger of Microsoft and Activision Blizzard King," said Spencer. "Microsoft is committed to helping bring more games to more people – however they choose to play."
He added, "I'm also pleased to confirm that Microsoft has committed to continue to offer Call of Duty on Steam simultaneously to Xbox after we have closed the merger with Activision Blizzard King."
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