Microsoft accused the UK regulator of adopting Sony's accusations in the Activision investigation

Microsoft accused the UK regulator of adopting Sony’s accusations in the Activision investigation

Microsoft dismissed that issue as “misplaced,” claiming that the CMA exaggerates the relevance of Activision Blizzard’s games in terms of competition in the area. It also said that it intends to make Call of Duty more accessible by bringing Activision’s games to its subscription program, Game Pass.

Sony does not like the concept of “more rivalry,” stating that its competitor “protect[s] its earnings” by not making freshly released titles accessible via PlayStation Plus. Microsoft also denied that having Call of Duty accessible on Game Pass would increase the likelihood of customers purchasing an Xbox system. The business said that CoD titles will be available for purchase on PlayStation and that purchasing them would be less expensive than purchasing an Xbox for Game Pass access.