Microsoft reveals which games are included in Game Pass – Research Snipers
In early 2022, Microsoft announced the acquisition of Activision Blizzard, the deal is worth $68.7 billion to the Redmond company. There is one but however, because all of this must first be cleared by antitrust law. In Britain, it risks entering a second round. Not only does the deal require approval from competition authorities in the US and EU, but individual countries are also reviewing the deal.
And the approval process is also a treasure trove of miscellaneous gaming industry information, Brazilian court documents have revealed that Microsoft is accusing rival Sony of using payments to stop games from appearing on Game Pass.
In the United Kingdom, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is responsible for antitrust matters and the authority now has announcement let’s take a closer look at the matter. A statement was released today stating that it is concerned “that Microsoft’s proposed purchase of Activision Blizzard will significantly restrict competition in games consoles, multi-game subscription services and gaming services in cloud”.
However, this is not a definitive judgment or assessment, but only the starting signal for a (possible) so-called 2 phase of the CMA. will be initiated if Microsoft is unable to respond and clarify open questions within five days.
Game Pass does not exclude the release of PlayStation
Microsoft games boss Phil Spencer has the company’s position in one blog post Explain. Spencer explains that gaming is so much more than consoles and Xbox in particular. The Redmond-based top player of the bunch also writes that the company will follow a “principled path” in its approach to Xbox Game Pass and Call of Duty.
According to Microsoft, all Activision Blizzard titles, including Overwatch, Diablo and Call of Duty, will be available in Xbox Game Pass, but will not prevent Call of Duty from being available for PlayStation. Spencer: “We’ve heard that this deal could take franchises like Call of Duty away from where people are playing them right now.
So, as previously announced, we are committed to delivering the same version of Call of Duty in the same way. for PlayStation the day the game launches elsewhere. For comparison, it uses Minecraft, Mojang was also picked up here, but the availability was left and even expanded. Microsoft has also previously pointed out that it just wouldn’t be profitable not to release a game like Call of Duty on other platforms.
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