Good news PlayStation Duty Players: Microsoft says you can play the shoot-bang game on your Sony console for “a few more years.”
According to The edgeearlier this year, Microsoft’s Xbox boss Phil Spencer made that commitment to PlayStation boss Jim Ryan in a written letter saying: Duty wouldn’t disappear from the PlayStation store anytime soon if Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard is approved by regulators.
“In January, we provided Sony with a signed agreement to ensure that Duty on PlayStation, with similar features and content, for at least several more years outside of the current Sony contract, an offering that goes far beyond typical gaming industry agreements,” said Phil Spencer, head of Xbox. The edge.
While it’s not known exactly how long “a few more years” will last, PlayStation players who feared the Codfish franchise would become an Xbox exclusive alongside Bethesda’s upcoming space action RPG, starfieldcan breathe easy for at least a while.
In January, Microsoft announced that it would soon be a $70 Billion Deal to Buy Activision Blizzardthe publisher behind overwatch, diablo, Dutyand Candy Crush. Currently, Microsoft arguing with lawmakers and regulatory groups around the world say the deal is gaining popularity and will not hurt the gaming industry.
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Such a claim by the Xbox company appeared in a report by the New Zealand Commerce Commission published in Junewhere the massive company claimed that there was “nothing unique about the video games developed and published by Activision” and that none of the games, including the Duty franchise, were “must have” games for any rival gaming company or platform owner.
Shortly after Microsoft announced its acquisition of Activision, Sony revealed plans to buy Lot 2 maker Bungie for $3.6 billion and $1 billion invested in Epic Games. Sony’s investment in Epic Games marked the PlayStation company’s third recent spending wave, as it bought Bluepoint Gamesthe studio behind the highly regarded PS5 Demon Souls remaster, last year.