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author: Agnes Adamus

Microsoft: 10 Years is Enough for Sony to Make Its Own Call of Duty

Microsoft's response to the UK's consumer protection authority said that 10 years is enough for Sony to develop its own alternative to Call of Duty.

Microsoft recently issued another response to the UK's Consumer Protection Authority (CMA). It came up with some interesting details - including those related to the proposed 10-year deal for the presence of the Call of Duty series on PlayStation consoles (via VGC).

Sony has 10 years to make a Call of Duty competitor

Microsoft said the 10-year deal will guarantee Sony that it will not lose access to the Call of Duty brand for the next few years. At the same time, it will give the Japanese giant time to create a competitive series.

It is worth remembering here that the 10-year deal that the Redmond giant proposed did not meet with a warm reception from Sony. After all, PlayStation manufacturer believes Call of Duty as an extremely important part of its console catalog, and claims that it cannot be replaced. However, as you can see, Microsoft has no intention of leaving. It continues to insist on its proposal and is using it as a bargaining chip in the ongoing negotiations to accept Activision deal.

As you may recall, recently Microsoft signed a deal with Nintendo, under which the next installments of Call of Duty will be coming out for that company's consoles (if the deal is finalized, of course). Later in the day, the Redmond giant also partnered with several other players, including Nvidia. This is meant to convince regulators that the market is not threatened by monopoly.

Call of Duty on PlayStation may be even better than on Xbox

In the latest response Microsoft gave to the CMA, there was mention of using PlayStation-specific technology (via VGC). The company declares that it wants to provide every gamer with the best possible experience. Therefore following Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Call of Duty will continue to benefit from all capabilities of Sony platforms, including those not available on Microsft's hardware - including adaptive triggers on DualSense controllers.

The use of every feature offered by the consoles is expected to be the only difference between the two versions of the games. Phil Spencer, head of the Xbox brand, announced earlier that following Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Call of Duty will stop receiving exclusive DLCs on either platform.

Agnes Adamus

Agnes Adamus

On paper, a medical physicist. In reality, however, a humanist who has loved games since childhood. With this passion, she decided to try her hand at writing for a broader audience. She has been affiliated with Gamepressure since 2017. She started in the guides, now mainly writing for the newsroom, encyclopedia and marketing. Self-proclaimed specialist in free-to-play games. She loves strategy, simulators, RPGs and horror games. She also has a soft spot for online games. She has spent an immodest amount of hours in Dead by Daylight and Rainbow Six: Siege. In addition, she also enjoys watching horror movies (the worse they are, the better) and listening to music. Her greatest passion, however, is trains.


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