The company has submitted a document to a UK regulator as part of its review of the Activision Blizzard acquisition.
As part of the documents the company had to submit following its proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard, Microsoft officially admitted that Playstation has better exclusive video games.
The company’s words were delivered to the Markets and Competition Authority of the United Kingdom (CMA for its acronym in English), as part of the process in which Microsoft had to give its arguments to allow the various markets to authorize the purchase of Activision Blizzard, the developed company responsible for titles such as Call of Duty, Warcraft, Diablo, Doom, Overwatch Yes candy Crushjust to name a few of the most popular.
In the document they submitted to the CMA, there is a section that suggests that if Call of Duty eventually becomes an Xbox-exclusive franchise, the situation will not change the dominance of its competitors. “Sony has more exclusive games than Microsoft, many of which are of higher quality,” Microsoft’s statement said.
In this sense, the company behind Xbox adds that exclusive video games “are not rare” in the industry and that Sony has a lot of them, as is the case with God of the war.
“Exclusive games from Sony and Nintendo are among the best sellers in Europe and around the world,” says Microsoft. “Sony’s current exclusive content includes notable first-party titles such as The Last of Us, Ghosts of Tsushima, God of War, and Spiderman. In addition to having completely exclusive content, Sony has also entered into agreements with third-party publishers that impose the “exclusion” of Xbox from all platforms on which these publishers can distribute their games.
All of the above relates to Microsoft’s goal of downplaying the importance of having Call of Duty within its ranks and the eventual exclusivity they might achieve, although they have also stated that the above will not be not something immediate and that they won’t be. cut Sony’s key like this.