As Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Microsoft continues to drag $69 billion Acquisition of Activision Blizzard under the microscopethe company’s CEO wants you to know that it’s actually Sony’s fault that console exclusivity exists.
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella testified at the FTC v. Microsoft hearing, which has been talked about since June 22nd. The Vergewas asked about Proprietary and an attack on PlayStation makers.
“If it were up to me, I would love to do away with all console exclusive content, but defining that as a low-share player, especially in the console market, is beyond me,” Nadella said. “The dominant player there is [Sony] “I don’t love that world.”
These are some interesting remarks. Console exclusives are nothing new and have been used by all major console makers for decades to entice people to own specific devices, but Microsoft in particular has been one after another in recent years. And the developer is scooped up and is in a predicament. Take Arkane Austin, for example. PS5 version of Vampire Shooter in development red fall Before Xbox creators bought them out and made them console exclusives.Similarly, MachineGames’ indiana jones The game was previously developed for multiple platforms Microsoft withdrew it.Bethesda Game Studio The Elder Scrolls VI and star field It’s also an Xbox exclusive because Microsoft owns the developer.However, it call of dutystanding as Exclusives central to Sony’s objection was suggested Get.
Kotaku We’ve reached out to Microsoft and Sony for comment.
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The hearing ended today, with closing arguments scheduled for the afternoon. The July 18th deadline for Microsoft to close the deal is getting closer and closer, and the company could face $3 billion in penalties if it fails to do so.