Microsoft’s appearance before the European Union court and everything we see these days, It makes Sony’s position a little clearer Regarding a possible agreement to buy Activision Blizzard by the Americans. The Japanese do not want agreements, they want to stop buying at any cost.
And it is that after all the agreements that Redmond has, with players like Nintendo or Nvidia, the few arguments that supported this attempt to stop the takeover are already fading away. With Microsoft bringing Call of Duty to the Nintendo Switch and its games to Nvidia’s cloud service, the potential for Redmond’s monopoly on the streaming game service is fading away.
Sony rejects any agreement with Microsoft
Now we have more information about what happened in this court appearance before the EU. Microsoft appears to have an extensive contract By Brad Smith himself for Sony to review and sign off on. In this way, the Americans did not want all their offers to be blank sheets of paper and brought something tangible.
However, Sony did not accept the deal, and refused to review and sign the contract. The terms of the aforementioned contract are not known, but given how the Redmonds team plays their cards, it is very likely that they themselves would have posted it.
Smith says Sony “could sit down with us and come to an agreement addressing what it says it’s interested in, essentially access to Call of Duty in the future.”
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It looks like the acquisition agreement is about to expire, as there are only two months left, and Microsoft is putting all the meat on the grill for this purchase to materialize.
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