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Microsoft offered Sony 10-year deal to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation, as regulatory pressure intensifies
Microsoft still needs to get approval from more than 10 regulators across the globe to close the acquisition of Activision Blizzard. The company is now also trying to reach an agreement with PlayStation regarding the future of Call of Duty.
PlayStation profit drops 49% in Q2 due to increased game development and acquisition-related costs
Sony has issued a report for the second quarter ended September 30, 2022. Although the company’s gaming revenue continued to grow, its profit significantly declined due to increased costs and other factors.
Microsoft wants to bring more Chinese games to Xbox after missing out on Genshin Impact success
It seems that Microsoft regrets missing out on Genshin Impact, so now it wants to make up for lost opportunities. The company is reportedly scouting for Chinese games to strengthen its positions in the console race against Sony.
Sony plans to invest more in PC, mobile, and live service games amid growing competition
Sony is now looking for more opportunities for its expansion outside the console market. PlayStation Studios head Hermen Hulst said the company wants to increase its investment in PC, mobile, and live service titles.
Sony was Activision Blizzard’s largest customer by revenue in 2020, with Microsoft ranking fourth
When it comes to game sales, Sony remained one of the biggest customers of Activision Blizzard for years. Microsoft, however, has been trailing behind not only PlayStation, but Google and Apple as well.
Court dismisses class-action antitrust lawsuit against Sony over PS Store prices
A class-action antitrust lawsuit against PlayStation has been dismissed. The plaintiffs argued that the company should be considered a monopoly for using its dominant position to control video game prices in its online store.
PlayStation expects to almost quadruple its PC revenue this year, investing more in mobile and live service titles
PlayStation has shared its plans and growth strategy during its latest business briefing. The company plans to significantly increase its PC and mobile revenue, while also investing more in live service games.
Sony to join metaverse buzz by offering more live service games and adopting cross-platform strategy
Sony might be the next tech giant to offer its own approach to the metaverse. The company plans to evolve its gaming business and adopt a cross-platform strategy ahead of potential changes in the market.
Sony concerned that adding AAA exclusives to PS Plus at launch might “deteriorate” their quality
Sony plans to increase its investment in first-party games by over $300 million. However, the company still doesn’t want to adopt the Game Pass-style model and include its AAA titles in subscription at launch.