Microsoft CEO Satya NadellaIf I had the chance, I would definitely delete the console exclusives entirely. This was one of the many statements that emerged from the legal battle between the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Microsoft, such as the purchase options the company was considering or the expected date for the next generation.
Nadella commented on the planned acquisition of Activision Blizzard for 69 billion US dollars and explained that during his almost ten-year tenure Microsoft’s philosophy was to make software available on as many platforms as possible. “I grew up in it a company that has always believed that software should work on as many systems as possiblethis is the Microsoft I believe in.”
When asked about the existence of exclusive games on Xbox, Nadella replies that it is necessary to compete in a market dictated by its rival Sony. “If I had my way, I’d love to eliminate console exclusives entirely, but that’s not up to me, especially as a competitor with a small percentage of users in a console market where…” The dominant company has defined market competition through exclusivityThis is the world we live in. I don’t like this world.
Reaffirms its commitment to release Call of Duty on PlayStation if the acquisition goes through
Nadella also commented on the good relationship with Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida and the communication with the company after announcing the purchase in January 2022.There is no ambiguity regarding our support for PlayStation“And with Activision, the relationship should actually increase commitment to their platform.” Asked directly if he’s committed call of Duty is released on PlayStation, the answer is 100%. A document provided by Microsoft reveals that PlayStation’s Jim Ryan feared no alleged exclusivity Protect.