Xbox: Microsoft Acquisition Will Not Affect Call Of Duty for “Several Years”
Microsoft had earlier this year announced that it would acquire Activision. Many gamers were concerned about what would happen to Call of Duty. Many were concerned that Microsoft could make the franchise an Xbox exclusive because it already owns the IP.
In a statement to The Verge, Phil Spencer, Xbox boss, stated that PlayStation owners don’t need to be concerned – at least for the next few years. He stated that he had provided a signed agreement with Sony in January to guarantee Call of Duty on PlayStation. This offer goes beyond what is expected of the gaming industry.
We have been assured that this is the case before. Microsoft actually claimed last month that the strategy of Activision Blizzard keeping its games and not distributing them in other console shops would “simply not be financially profitable for Mi”soft,” in defense of the buyout. This was in a d”comment sent by Microsoft to Brazil’s Administrative Council for EconomicBrazil’s.
Microsoft stated that such a strategy is only profitable if Activision Blizzard’s games are able to attract enough Blizzard’sthe Xbox console ecosystem and if Microsoft can earn enough revenue from games sales to offset losses from not distributing such titles on other consoles.