As the pending sale of Activision Blizzard to Microsoft continues to be analyzed by regulatory committees around the world, a new report by The New York Times has revealed an attempt by Microsoft to remedy one of rival Sony’s largest issues with the acquisition: Call of Duty.
The report states that on November 11, Microsoft offered Sony a deal that would see new releases in the first-person shooter franchise continue to launch on PlayStation for the next decade. Sony, according to the report, did not comment on the offer when asked.
The report comes after Microsoft accused Sony of overstating the franchise’s impact on PlayStation’s overall viability, which played a factor in the United Kingdom’s regulatory commission’s decision to send the deal to a second stage of scrutiny.
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Author: Jason Fanelli