A few days after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) was defeated by Microsoft after trying to stop the purchase of Activision Blizzard, and a day before the meeting with British regulators, Microsoft reached an agreement with Sony to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation after the companies merged.
The announcement was made by Xbox boss Phil Spencer at twitterwith him saying that both sides have signed an agreement for the franchise to continue on PlayStation.
According to information provided by Microsoft to the The Verge, the agreement lasts for 10 years and includes only Call of Duty. Originally, a five-year deal was offered to Sony early last year and included all future versions of current Activision games on PlayStation. The proposal was turned down by Sony.
The curious thing is that the 10-year agreement closed with Nintendo months ago covers all Activision games and not just Call of Duty, leaving the situation somewhat ugly for Sony, which preferred to bet on blocking the merger and ended up getting hurt. .
Depending on how Microsoft’s meeting with British regulators goes this Monday (17), the purchase of Activision Blizzard could be completed soon.