The Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, has made a significant announcement regarding the continuing legal proceedings about Microsoft’s planned acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
Spencer revealed that PlayStation and Microsoft have signed a binding agreement for the Call of Duty to remain on PlayStation in the name of player choice for which platforms they want to play their titles.
The following statement was provided:
“We are pleased to announce that Microsoft and @PlayStation have signed a binding agreement to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation following the acquisition of Activision Blizzard. We look forward to a future where players globally have more choice to play their favorite games.”
The Vice Chair and President of Microsoft. Brad Smith, stated the following:
“From Day One of this acquisition, we’ve been committed to addressing the concerns of regulators, platform and game developers, and consumers. Even after we cross the finish line for this deal’s approval, we will remain focused on ensuring that Call of Duty remains available on more platforms and for more consumers than ever before.”
If you missed the news, the case between the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Microsoft resulted in Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley ruling in favor of the latter. Disappointed in this decision, the FTC filed for injunctive relief, which was then denied.
For more details regarding the specificities of this new agreement and the history leading up to it, check out the detailed coverage of The Verge.
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