Xbox Game Pass could have reached PlayStation 5 (PS5) and PlayStation 4 (PS4), but it is stopped by SonyAccording to competitor statements Microsoft. The phrase was mentioned in the company’s response to the UK Financial Market Authority (the Competition and Markets Authority), which decided to conduct a further investigation into the purchase of Activision Blizzard for the sake of the company. It is worth noting that in 2022, the Japanese giant launched its own subscription service, the new game PS Plus. Before, in some countries, it was already offering some games by streaming via PS Now, not available in Brazil.
The acquisition of Call of Duty has sparked significant controversy in the gaming market, with discussions between Sony and Microsoft through regulatory bodies. Recently, the Brazilian agency CADE was one of the first to give a positive opinion on the purchase.
PlayStation consoles can bring Xbox Game Pass, which has been banned by Sony – Photo: Reproduction / Morello Molina
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The phrase was highlighted by journalist Tom Warren, from the site the edge, In a post on your . account Twitter Where he quoted excerpts from Microsoft’s response document to the CMA. According to a Microsoft statement, the company at one point offered players on PlayStation consoles accessing their Xbox Game Pass games over competing video games.
Given that they are different systems, it is possible to assume that this access will be through Xbox Cloud gamesan online streaming service that allows you to play some games on different platforms, such as browsers, smartphones, and even TVs Samsung harmonic.
The CMA currently sees that a second phase of the investigation will be required due to concerns that Microsoft’s purchase of Activision Blizzard could reduce competition, both today and in the future. The agency has expressed concern that not only will the purchase of the Call of Duty product affect Sony’s competitiveness, but also may prevent future competitors in the cloud game streaming space from rising. The CMA reported that the same three manufacturers, Microsoft, Sony and nintendoIt has dominated the market for 20 years, with virtually no new competitors.
Xbox games likely to come to PS via Cloud Gaming – Photo: Reproduction / Microsoft
Microsoft’s response criticized the CMA’s stance and stated that the company aims to offer consumers more choices, providing the ability to purchase games individually and access them through a subscription service. In addition, he cites that the increase in competition has not been well received by Sony, accusing the competitor of protecting its profits from version sales rather than offering users an alternative to play them on PS Plus. On previous occasions, Sony has already stated that it does not intend to add releases to the service, which Won in 2022 with Extra and Deluxe plans.
Controversial statements by Microsoft and Sony have appeared in the companies’ requests and responses to regulators, causing an uproar on social media over the past few months. To the CADE (Administrative Council for Economic Defense) in Brazil, for example, Microsoft reported that Sony paid developers to keep games out of Xbox Game Pass.
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