Microsoft Willing To Let Sony Sell Call of Duty As Part Of PlayStation Plus
As Microsoft continues to fight for the right to move forward with its acquisition of Activision Blizzard, more details are coming out regarding the offers made to rival companies. According to a report from Bloomberg on Monday, Microsoft made an offer to Sony that includes the right to sell Call of Duty as part of its PlayStation Plus service.
Recently, it was publicly announced that Microsoft offered Sony a 10-year deal that would see the PlayStation platform continue to have Call of Duty games available. Now, in addition to the general 10-year deal, Bloomberg says that the deal includes the ability for Sony to sell the game in PlayStation Plus via sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Recently, Sony made major changes to its PlayStation Plus subscriptions. The company merged the traditional PlayStation Plus with PlayStation Now, introducing tiers to the service that gave players access to different features such as classic and more current games. Adding Call of Duty would likely give many players a new reason to make the plunge and sign up for a service that doesn’t often include recently released titles. PlayStation Plus usually focuses on games that have been out for quite some time.
In addition to the 10-year deal offered to Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo actually struck a 10-year deal to bring the series to the Nintendo Switch hardware. Throughout the acquisition review process, Microsoft has stated that it wouldn’t prevent the popular first-person shooter franchise from appearing on other platforms. That said, others like Sony and the FTC aren’t fully buying what Microsoft appears to be selling to everyone.
Do you think Sony should accept Microsoft’s offer and have Call of Duty sold on PlayStation Plus?