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Microsoft Ready To Seal 10-year Call Of Duty Deal With Sony After Nintendo Agreement

Microsoft has said that it is ready to reach the same 10-year agreement with Sony, that it concluded with Nintendo, over Call of Duty after it acquired its publisher Activision.

“Our acquisition will bring Call of Duty to more gamers and more platforms than ever before. That’s good for competition and good for consumers. Thank you Nintendo. Any day Sony wants to sit down and talk, we’ll be happy to hammer out a 10-year deal for PlayStation as well,” Vice Chair and President of Microsoft, Brad Smith said in a tweet.

However, from all indications and claims, it seems that the PlayStation makers are not interested in the limited offer. Although it has not made it demands expressly clear, Sony has been against the Microsoft purchase of Activision from the first time it was announced.

Phil Spencer, who is the head of the Xbox brand and CEO of Microsoft Gaming, said that the Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation is trying to get the deal kicked off the table.

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As quoted by Bloomberg tech reporter Dina Boss, Spencer said: “From where we sit, it’s clear they’re spending more time with the regulators than they are with us to try and get this deal done.”

If Sony was interested in the deal before, Call of Duty now being available on Nintendo further makes its task more difficult as its Japanese rival now has an additional reason for gamers to look its way.

The last that we heard of the Microsoft and Activision deal was that it was under scrutiny by the FTC, making it a triple treat as EU and UK regulators already have the acquisition under a microscope.

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