Microsoft President Insured: Activision Blizzard

When Microsoft announced the incompletable sum of almost $ 70 billion for the incomprehensible sum of almost $ 70 billion, the takeover of Activision Blizzard, the gaming world was first speechless. One of the first questions that occurred and in the following for many heated discussions, the activity coming after the exclusivity Activision Blizzard Games .

Because of the official side one remained plenty of vague: Xbox boss Phil Spencer first only spoke of adhering to existing agreements \ – as it should continue to continue, they did not reveal. It followed the message that PlayStation will still receive at least three other call of duty titles, but no word to other activision Blizzard games.

Activision Blizzard Games come “Even after existing agreements” for the PlayStation

In a new blog post, Brad Smith, the President of Microsoft , expressed most personally, to the acquisition of Activision Blizzard. He quickly came to talking to the exclusive question and has news in the luggage, which probably be for many a reason to cheer:

_ “To clarify Microsoft, Microsoft will continue to publish Call of Duty and other popular Activision Blizzard titles for the PlayStation as long as there are existing agreements with Activision. And we have committed ourselves to Sony that we have these titles even after existing agreements And in the future on the PlayStation will be published, so that Sony fans can still enjoy the games they love. “_

In the further course of the blog posts, Smith emphasized that you with regard to Nintendo and the Switch similar plans have: _ “We are also interested in initiating similar steps in the way to support Nintendo’s successful platform. We are of the opinion that this is the right thing for the industry, for players and for our business. “_

Everything a question of the profit

It should be noted at Smith’s statements that he does not explicitly speak of all activision blizzard games and the agreement with Sony of course should not apply to all eternity. Nevertheless, PlayStation fans are probably due to the most important titles such as Call of Duty, Overwatch or Diablo .

Of course, that Smith or Microsoft has made this decision not only from charity or good will, not only shows the paragraph that this is right for the business of the company. The tremendous number of Activision Blizzard fans on the PlayStation to operate, is likely to be unmistakably more worthwhile than lure exclusivity.

In addition, Smith’s statement and arrangements behind closed doors should probably be good for the relationship with Sony. There you had clear words regarding the ongoing contracts and demanded that Microsoft considers existing agreements. It should be all the better for both parties, if you do not only do the least.

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