Sony is desperately trying to get Microsoft to terminate its merger with Activision Blizzard . The Japanese company is doing its best to prevent the loss of Call of Duty .
Microsoft’s documents, which the company sent to the British regulator (CMA) for evaluation of the deal, reported on Sony’s earlier agreement with Activision, according to which the games in the series will definitely be released and advertised in conjunction with the PlayStation until 2024. At the same time, the Redmond company notes that it offered to release Call of Duty games on the PlayStation after buying the developers until 2027, but Sony refused .
Microsoft’s claims have already appeared online that Sony is sponsoring independent studios to keep their games out of Xbox Game Pass. From the words of company representatives, it follows that the current agreement with Activision helped Sony block the release of Call of Duty in the subscription service . Right now, Microsoft can’t add shooters to its catalog for the sole reason that the old agreement between the developers and Sony until 2024 forbids it .
Earlier it became known that Microsoft tried to introduce Xbox Game Pass within the PlayStation platforms, but was refused by Sony.
It looks like Jim Ryan’s team is only interested in one thing – the independence of Activision Blizzard and the permanent preservation of Call of Duty on the PlayStation.