The huge news which emerged last month that Microsoft is in the process of acquiring Activision Blizzard worried a large portion of gamers. Today, Microsoft has announced that the company isn’t planning on keeping the popular Activision Blizzard games exclusive to Xbox and will instead continue to release them on Sony’s PlayStation even beyond the existing agreement that was in place between Activision Blizzard and Sony. Speaking on the company’s official blog, Brad Smith President & Vice Chair for Microsoft also mentioned that they are also looking into “taking similar steps to support Nintendo’s successful platform.” Here’s what he said:
M$ can have Call of Duty. As long as Sony can have The Elder Scrolls 6, Diablo 4 and Fable.
They said this for Bethesda, and have already started to renege on some of it so I expect that to happen here too. Microsoft will cherry-pick the games that Sony and Nintendo are allowed to have, and will retain the option to back out of putting their games on those systems if they feel like it.
Microsoft is currently being inspected by the US government who is requiring research be done before approving the deal out of concern for anti-trust issues. If Microsoft lies about this right now and backs out, the US government will happily grind them into paste.
There is a 0% chance they walk this back.
I don’t even think the quality will be the same anymore since Microsoft wants to be a puppet master telling what games are allowed on Nintendo and Sony and aren’t.
I just wanna see World of Warcraft Classic on consoles.
Why did the switch not get COD considering the wii u did. I would not mind a gimped version, love playing in portable mode. I’d imagine, it selling at least a million or two every year, which would be way more than enough to recoup the porting cost imo.