Sony is worried that Microsoft will sabotage Call of Duty for the PlayStation

Sony is worried that Microsoft will sabotage Call of Duty for the PlayStation

By eduardogaitancortez

The legal discussion between Microsoft and Sony since the former wants to market Activision Blizzard has not yet ended. Now, Sony has expressed concern that Microsoft is using sabotage strategies against PlayStation versions of the popular Call of Duty game. Sony has filed new documents with the United Kingdom Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) arguing how Microsoft would sabotage Call of Duty for PlayStation.


This sabotage includes increasing the price of the game to make Xbox Game Pass flashier or intentionally degrading the quality and performance of CoD on PlayStation. “Microsoft could release a PlayStation version of Call of Duty where bugs and crashes only appear in late game periods or after subsequent updates.

Even if such downgrades could be caught quickly, any remedy would likely come too late and, for then the gaming society would have lost faith in PlayStation as the place to go to play Call of Duty,” Sony writes in the documents. By the way, as Modern Warfare II claims, Call of Duty is most often bought in the first few weeks of its release.


If game performance is known to have been worse on PlayStation than Xbox, Call of Duty players may decide to switch to Xbox for fear of playing their preferred game in a second-rate or less competitive venue. In addition to price increases and buggy versions for PlayStation, Sony also accuses Microsoft of being able to sabotage multiplayer on PS and still prefer it for Xbox. Another concern is that they won’t be able to integrate CoD games with the PlayStation Plus service. However, Microsoft mentioned earlier that they would be eligible for both PS Plus and Xbox Game Pass “in parallel and for the same duration.”

There are still authorities approving the purchase of Activision Blizzard for $69,000 million. However, it is known that Microsoft has promised another great video game, Nintendo, that CoD will be available on the platform for 10 years. Said agreement has also been applied to Sony, however the latter has not yet approved the consensus. Microsoft is forcing Sony to disclose how much money it makes from its third-party waiver agreements Microsoft will be able to see the documents that certify Sony’s extraordinary agreements signed with third parties, its business plans and other private documents, as recently issued by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC).


After Microsoft’s announcement of its purchase of Activision Blizzard, Sony and the Xbox manufacturer remain locked in a legal fight in which each wants to reveal the reasons why this purchase (in the case of Microsoft) should be allowed or why It can be harmful for a possible monopoly in the gaming industry, according to the creator of PlayStation. Throughout these months, various global regulators and investigative bodies have been studying this case to rule on the legitimacy of the purchase of the creator of the video game in the USA.

These include the United Kingdom Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the European Commission (EC) and the FTC.

Microsoft, which has constantly defended that it will keep Activision Blizzard’s star video game, Call of Duty, available for the Sony platform, has ordered the Japanese manufacturer to expose details about its business tactics to the authorities.

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