Microsoft confirms that it will allow Sony to put Call of Duty on PlayStation Plus on day one
Microsoft is willing to put Call of Duty on PlayStation Plus at the same time and duration as Xbox Game Pass. However, Sony does not seem very convinced about the same.
Microsoft has confirmed that it is willing to offer Sony a 10-year Call of Duty agreement in order to put Call of Duty games on PlayStation Plus on day one, similar to how Xbox Game Pass works. Sony Interactive Entertainment, on the other hand, is unwilling to enter into any agreement with Microsoft. Microsoft has also declared its willingness to employ a third-party assessor to ensure that the commitments are fulfilled over the following ten years.
Microsoft is willing to put CoD on PS Plus on day one
Microsoft stated in a newly released response to the UK regulator's provisional findings that it is willing to enter a 10-year agreement with Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation Plus. The statement goes on to say that the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and any future platforms would have the same release date, content, features, upgrades, quality, and playability.
The tech and gaming giant, Microsoft, stated that it is offering Sony to put Call of Duty games on its PlayStation Plus subscription service “at the same time and for the same duration” as on the Xbox Game Pass service.
Microsoft has previously signed the same deals with Nintendo and Nvidia. However, Sony is unwilling to sign any such deal with Microsoft.
Sony is unwilling to sign the deal with Microsoft
Sony claims that Microsoft’s offer is not as appealing as it sounds. It stated that any such deal would “commercially destroy” PlayStation Plus. Furthermore, it stated that even though the deal allows for Call of Duty games on PlayStation Plus, Microsoft could charge whatever price it desires.
As per Sony, Microsoft would have significant leverage to manipulate the price of Call of Duty on PlayStation based on the licensing fee it decides to charge if this deal is signed.
Sony wrote in the document, “As a result of the proposal, Call of Duty would become a Game Pass exclusive by default and therefore dominate MGS services in the future.”