Sony pays for ‘blocking rights’ to prevent developers from adding content to Game Pass
The public documents that analyze Buy Activision Blizzard by Microsoft They gave a lot to talk about. Access to these data discovery papers has been provided even from other companies, such as SonyWith that said Call of Duty is a franchise that you can’t compete with.
Now, another statement within Microsoft’s documentation indicates that Sony will pay “ban rights,” which will prevent games from accessing the Xbox Game Pass service, according to The Verge.
“Microsoft’s ability to continue expanding Game Pass has been hampered by Sony’s desire to prevent this growth. Sony is paying for ‘blocking rights’ to prevent developers from adding content to Game Pass and other competing subscription services.”
Now, despite the fact that this statement can be considered a direct accusation of the trademark, contracts with developers should be reviewed to examine the conditions under which rights are created.
For example, in Trial last year Enter Epic Games and AppleIt was revealed Microsoft plans to cut its commissions On the Xbox Store for PC, in exchange for preserving rights flow of games.
It is well known that both Microsoft and Sony often invest large sums of money to ensure the exclusivity of other titles, as in the case of Final Fantasy 7 RemakeAlthough the deadline has already passed, it hasn’t made it to the Xbox.
For now, Microsoft has confirmed it “Call of Duty” will not be an exclusive franchise of the brand After Activision Blizzard was bought, and while there were rumors that the franchise would be coming to Game Pass, this has not been confirmed.
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