News Bit: Microsoft states removing CoD from PlayStation would make “zero business sense”
Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard with being heavily scrutinised by regulators around the world. The UK's CMA has begun a second-phase investigation of the deal and it's expected that other regulatory boards will be doing the same. However, Microsoft is still adamant it has no intention to remove Call of Duty from PlayStation.
Phill Spencer has commented multiple times this year that the company has every intention to continue releasing Call of Duty games on PlayStation consoles. The company adds that they plan to keep the series on PlayStation even after Sony's deal with Activision runs out
Microsoft also responded to Sony's comments about its concerns about Call of Duty becoming an Xbox exclusive. The company told Games Industry Biz that “it makes zero business sense for Microsoft to remove Call of Duty from PlayStation given its market-leading console position”.
Despite all of this, Sony is still not convinced. It responded by saying that it “welcomes” the additional investigations into the deal. The company states that “the deal would have major negative implications for gamers and the future of the gaming industry”.
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