Report suggests Microsoft soon to offer concessions in Activision deal

  • November 29, 2022

Remember Phil Spencer telling everyone he’d be open to “a longer term commitment (opens in new tab)” with Sony over access to Call of Duty? Well, looks like he meant it. Sources tell Reuters (opens in new tab)that Microsoft is gearing up to offer concessions to EU regulators regarding its acquisition of Activision Blizzard, consisting mainly of a 10-year offer to Sony to keep CoD on PlayStation.

Microsoft has already talked publicly about a deal like this before. Last week, it came out that Microsoft had apparently offered Sony a 10-year CoD contract (opens in new tab) directly, which Sony refused to comment on. It now seems that Microsoft is willing to put that contract to the regulators themselves, letting them decide if it would be sufficient to settle their jitters.