Microsoft has no intention of keeping Activision Blizzard games exclusive
President of Microsoft Brad Smith has stated that Activision Blizzard's games will remain available on PlayStation, and that they would like to bring more of them to Switch.
Why all this magnanimity? Well, Microsoft needs to convince the US Federal Trade Commission that acquiring Activision Blizzard will not harm the marketplace and that they don't have anticompetitive motives for the acquisition.
- The US FTC is reviewing Microsoft's intent to acquire Activision Blizzard
- Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is ‘confident’ it will be approved
- Call of Duty: Ghosts from 2013 was the last Call of Duty game on a Nintendo console
Inclusivity: “We’d like to bring it to Nintendo devices,” Smith told CNBC, along with “other popular titles that Activision has, and ensure that they continue to be available on PlayStation”.
Minecraft: Smith suggested looking at Microsoft's Mojang acquisition as an example of how Microsoft will handle Activision Blizzard. “I think is a clear indicator of what we hope to do”.