Call of Duty will continue to be available on PlayStation following an agreement with Microsoft | video games | entertainment

Microsoft said on Sunday that it had reached an agreement on video game Call of duty Remains available on PlayStation console after purchase from Activision Blizzard.

“We look forward to a future where gamers around the world have more choices to play their favorite games,” said Xbox President Phil Spencer, announcing the agreement on Twitter.

Microsoft President Brad Smith added on the same social network that from day one of the purchase announcement they “have been committed to addressing the concerns of regulators, video game platforms, developers and consumers”.

Even after crossing the finish line of agreeing to this agreement, We will remain focused on ensuring that Call of duty It remains available on more platforms and to consumers than ever beforedetained.

Microsoft announced in February 2022 the acquisition of Activision for approximately $69,000 millionin what would be the tech giant’s largest acquisition and the largest acquisition of its kind in the video game sector.

But the Federal Trade Commission (FTC, for its English acronym) sued, arguing that the process would allow Microsoft to reduce competition in the video game sector by continuing to control important franchises developed by Activision such as Warcraft, Call of Duty also candy crush.

The FTC lost that battle last Tuesday when a federal judge in California (USA) authorized the disputed purchase.

However, the process still faces hurdles, as the regulator can appeal this decision — something it has already suggested it will do — and aside from that, Microsoft still has to resolve the UK takeover blockade.

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The deadline to close the Activision purchase expires next Tuesday, though the two companies also recalled the chain on Sunday CNNThey may try to extend this date. (And the)

Terry Alexander

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