Sources: Microsoft assures Sony that Activision games will stay on PS consoles

Asian Tech Press (Dec 1) -- Microsoft has assured Sony that Activision games will stay on PlayStation consoles, sources said.

Microsoft and Sony recently held a meeting to discuss terms and provide assurances that Microsoft will allow Activision games to continue to be available on PlayStation consoles after closing its purchase of game developer Activision Blizzard, according to a new report from Seeking Alpha.

Japanese gaming giant Sony previously voiced its opposition to the nearly $69 billion deal, which is the biggest acquisition in gaming history.

Sony believed that once Microsoft completed its acquisition of Activision, it would take over all of the latter's game copyrights, and could have a monopoly on Call of Duty and other big hits.

The acquisition deal is currently under regulatory review in several regions, including the United States, the United Kingdom and the European Union.

Earlier this month, Microsoft said it would offer Sony a 10-year agreement to guarantee that Call of Duty would stay on PlayStation consoles, a concession to the European Commission to get approval for the deal.

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