Attention gamers: Microsoft wants Call of Duty to be integrated into PlayStation for 10 years. The deal would see every new Call of Duty release available on PlayStation the same day it hits Xbox.
Microsoft confirmed that it has offered Sony to sign a contractual agreement to keep the Call of Duty franchise available on the Japanese manufacturer’s console, PlayStation.
|Microsoft bought the creators of Call of Duty, so it is looking for the agreement with Sony. - Photo: Official Call of Duty Warzone 2.0|
All this after the Xbox developer announced the purchase of the creator of these video games, Activision Blizzard, last January, criticism from Sony has not ceased, which believes that if the agreement were to take place there would be the possibility of a monopoly .
Due to this, the purchase agreement is being investigated by the competent organizations of several countries. Among them, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, the United States, the United Kingdom and the European Union.
The video game developer has recently spoken out regarding this confrontation and has described as “absurd” the evaluations and criticisms provided by Sony.
In addition to this, Microsoft insisted that this merger " will benefit gamers and the gaming industry in the United States ," in the words of Activision Blizzard’s commercial chief and vice president of Corporate Affairs, Lulu Cheng Meservey.
While Sony for its part maintains that this purchase would only benefit the competing console , Microsoft made a statement about the game of contention, Call of Duty, the main concern of the Japanese company.
Now, in an article signed by the president of Microsoft, Brad Smith, for The Wall Street Journal, the manager has admitted that a large part of the franchise’s profits come from sales on PlayStation, so it would be counterproductive to make it exclusive. for Xbox.
“ It would be economically irrational . Given the popularity of cross-play, it would be disastrous both for the franchise and for Xbox itself, ”said Smith, who has advanced that he has offered Sony a 10-year contract.
He also pointed out that this agreement will allow "every new Call of Duty release to be available on PlayStation the same day it arrives on Xbox."
With this, he has indicated that Microsoft is open to providing the same commitment to other platforms and “making it legally required by regulators in the United States, the United Kingdom and the European Union.”
Xbox or PlayStation? They reveal which is the most popular video game console in Colombia
The countdown has already begun for 2022 to end and different reports of technological consumption that are carried out in the world begin to appear. The results that are shared take center stage, since for Christmas there are those who ask for gifts like an Xbox or a PlayStation.
The union most benefited by gifts are children and young people, who receive a present for their behavior or for any other reason. For this reason, a recent study focused on determining which are the most demanded toys in the world, in addition, in one of the sections of the report, the most popular video game consoles in each country were announced.
According to what was shared by the study called Every Country’s Favorite Children’s Toy in 2022 , under the authorship of Toy Zone , neither Play Station nor Xbox is the most desired console in the video game universe, the throne is held by Nintendo Switch when chosen by 69 countries as the best gift. In the report, there is a comparison with what was collected in 2021, when Playstation 4 was the best being chosen by 71 nations.
These data were obtained with the Ahrefs keyword explorer, which allowed us to calculate "how many times each of the consoles was searched on Google."
In the case of Latin America, the Nintendo Switch also has first place, but in Colombia it was not like that. Typically, Xbox and PlayStation have always ranked in the country that sits in the top corner of the continent, so the creators of the aforementioned consoles are always in contention to be on top , according to analysts.
Thus, the report detailed that in Colombia the most popular and desired video game console is Xbox Series S and it is also the favorite of Mexico, Chile and Brazil. If compared with data from last year, in 2021 Play Station 3 reigned in Colombia, Play Station 4 in Chile and Mexico and, finally, Xbox One in Brazil.