The big companies and the industry in general have gradually reacted to what will undoubtedly be one of the news of the year: the purchase of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft. As expected, this unexpected move had an effect inside Sony and PlayStation.
After keeping silent for a few days, the companies finally spoke about this acquisition and what they expect from Microsoft and Xbox in the future. Sony made it clear: it wants companies to honor existing contractual agreements.
One of the most important points of his statements is related to the possible exclusivity of the Activision Blizzard franchises. So Sony is hoping that Microsoft will ensure that the games remain cross-platform.
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Sony asks Microsoft to ensure Activision games are cross-platform
Thanks to The Wall Street Journal (via Wccftech), we know that Sony has a very clear stance on Microsoft’s latest acquisition. So far the issue of Activision Blizzard game exclusivity has not been clear; however, Phil Spencer stated that his goal is not to remove games or support certain communities such as PlayStation.
Despite this, some sources assure that Xbox will handle the situation in the same way as it happened with ZeniMax and Bethesda, so certain content would be saved to make it exclusive to its ecosystem.
Given this, Sony mentioned that it expects Microsoft to keep certain undetailed agreements in force and to ensure that Activision games remain multiplatform. These declarations take on great importance if one thinks above all of Call of Duty, saga that is one of the strong points of sale of PlayStation.
“We expect Microsoft to honor contractual agreements and continue to ensure that Activision games are cross-platform,” a Sony spokesperson said.
The future of Activision Blizzard’s IP is currently uncertain, as we know that support will continue on all platforms, but we are not sure what will happen especially with new releases from the studio.
“Activision Blizzard games are enjoyed on a variety of platforms, and we plan to continue to support those communities in the future,” Spencer, executive manager of Microsoft Gaming, previously said.
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