PlayStation has ensured that Microsoft does not allow the multi-game subscription service of sonyPlayStation Plus, is available for Xbox, regarding which he has underlined that Microsoft’s position to introduce Game Pass on PlayStation is “hollow”.
Microsoft has previously offered to include Game Pass on Sony’s platform, so that PlayStation players can access exclusive Game Pass content. However, as revealed by the latest report issued by the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which is investigating Microsoft’s purchase of Activision Blizzard, Sony also tried to offer its subscription service for include it in Microsoft and it was denied.
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In this way, Sony has explained that Microsoft’s position, which appeals to the availability of Game Pass on PlayStation, would be a “panacea” to fix Activision Blizzard purchase damage, sounds “particularly hollow”. “And more if we take into account that Microsoft does not allow PlayStation Plus to be available on Xbox”, he added in his response.
In addition, Sony has stressed that the possibility of using Game Pass would not facilitate competition from rival multi-game subscription services (PS Plus in the case of Sony), as Microsoft suggests.
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In this sense, none of the companies shows any intention of offering the service of the competition on their own platforms. Above all, in the case of Sony with Game Pass, since according to PlayStation it could end its own PS Plus service.
These statements are part of the dispute between Sony and Microsoft over the latter’s purchase agreement of Activision Blizzard, for 68.7 billion dollars, which, according to Sony’s criticism, could lead to a monopoly scenario.
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Above all, one of the main purchase problems is the rights to the Call of Duty game, which would no longer be available for PlayStation and which Sony considers essential because, as it has said, “has no competitor”.
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