Following Microsoft’s landmark acquisition of Activision-Blizzard, Sony hopes the company will avoid Xbox exclusivities.
sony playstation issued a statement on the purchase of Activision-Blizzard by its biggest rival in the industry, microsoft: The Japanese company hopes that not all of its games will be exclusive to Xbox.
Activision-Blizzard games as Microsoft exclusives: Sony’s fear after the huge acquisition
With the acquisition of Activision-Blizzard, microsoft adds major new studios to the house Xbox, and with Bethesda working on new projects like Starfield, The Elder Scrolls VI and Indiana Jones, which we still do not know if they will be exclusive to their platforms, now the question arises as to what will happen to the catalog of Activision-Blizzard.
On this, a spokesman for Sony declared to Wall Street Journal that “We expect Microsoft to honor contractual agreements and continue to ensure that Activision games are cross-platform.” For the moment, phil spencer, head of Xbox, did not answer the doubts about the exclusivity of the franchises of Activision-Blizzard. However, let us remember that when microsoft took over Minecraft in 2014, the game remained multiplatform, released exclusive content on the consoles of Sony, and even received a spin-off (Minecraft dungeons) so much for Xbox What Nintendo Y PlayStation.
One of the largest operations in the history of video games
It was one of the biggest operations in video game history. This week, microsoft announced the acquisition of Activision-Blizzard for a whopping 68,700 million dollars, and with it he takes under his arm renowned franchises such as Call of Duty, Warcraft, Diablo, Overwatch, Tony Hawk, Guitar Hero, Crash Bandicoot, Spyro Y candy crush, among other.
The American company has phil spencer at the head of the division Xbox, who announced that the acquisition would close in mid-2023, so until then, Activision-Blizzard will develop independently and, therefore, with Bobby Kotick, CEO accused of covering up situations of sexual harassment, abuse and labor mistreatment, in the direction of the company.