In 10 years, Sony must develop a substitute for Call of Duty while Microsoft may rely on exclusivity in the future.

news in the latest document of the Competition and Markets Authority. Microsoft does not hide that wants to offer Sony licenses for Call of Duty for the next 10 years, so that during this time the Japanese can calmly prepare competition for Activision’s most popular shooter.

“Microsoft believes that a period of 10 years is sufficient for Sony, as a leading publisher and manufacturer of the console platform, to develop alternatives to CoD.”

“The 10-year period will extend to the next generation of consoles [redakcja]. In addition, the practical effect of the remedy will extend beyond the 10-year period, as games downloaded in the final year of the remedy will continue to be playable for the lifetime of that console (and beyond, thanks to backward compatibility).”

Sony has informed the regulators that it cannot prepare a worthy rival for Call of Duty, but apparently Microsoft, which gives the corporation a decade, is of a different opinion. The Americans also emphasize that they “have no grounds” to offer the Japanese a longer COD license.

It should be noted that Microsoft does not mention a potential extension of the contract for subsequent years, but confirms that players will be able to play previously downloaded items. The corporation does not say whether Call of Duty will also be coming to other PlayStation consoles in the future.

The only question that remains is – can Sony in 10 years create a game that will threaten the Call of Duty brand?

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