Xbox boss ‘calms the waters’ on social media: Activision Blizzard’s agreements with Sony will be respected and maintained
The storm of information and statements from the Xbox team is still relevant after the announcement of the Activision Blizzard Purchase Agreement by Microsoft for nearly $70 billion. Last night his Phil Spencer declared through a tweet the intentions of those in Redmond against the competition after the big deal.
Given the large number of rumors about possible exclusives that titles such as Call of Duty could undergo, the new head of Microsoft Gaming comes to the fore in an attempt to calm the waters. “I had important calls with Sony executives this week. I confirm our intention to respect all existing agreements after the acquisition of Activision Blizzard and our desire to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation. Sony is an important part of our industry and We value our relationship.”
Statements similar to what has already happened with the agreements that Sony had signed with Bethesda after the acquisition of the latter by Microsoft. Let’s remember what games how Death Loop the Ghostwire Tokyo they have a temporary exclusive with PlayStation.
On the other side of the ladder is Minecraft, which after the purchase of Mojang, Xbox assured that it would be maintained on all platforms due to the cultural phenomenon that the game represents. Call of Duty, the game Phil refers to in his statement, could eventually occupy a space similar. While the latter is pure speculation, since when Sony’s deals with Activision Blizzard expire, the situation will need to be reassessed.
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