Sony and Microsoft have been fighting a lot these past few months. We’ve seen Microsoft and Sony buying studios up recently too, with Sony buying Bungie in February of this year and Microsoft buying Activision-Blizzard. Due to the acquisition of Activision-Blizzard, Microsoft has to get the OK from competitor regulators around the world. The company spoke with over 20 countries (including Australia’s Competition and Consumer Commission). Brazil was one of the countries that spoke about this and the government ended up publishing the conversations in full. They ask third party companies about the transaction, what they think about it, and compare information. A user on the Resetera forums brought up this information and even translated it.
I see both sides, but it will never not be extremely funny that a company that built its empire on the back of exclusive content (namely locking down the best output from Japan for the better part of three decades) is suddenly very concerned about the impact of exclusive content.
— Skill Up (@SkillUpYT) September 7, 2022
This is an interesting set of events, and it’ll be fascinating to see where this goes. What do you think about this whole thing? Are we picking sides like it’s the console wars all over again, or do you not care? Let us know!