All the attention Schreier put unto this (remember the 'pick up the phone because this is a monopoly' tweet?) had a complete and opposite effect.
Its complicated once Activision is MS. I guess a bunch of contract lawyers are rubbing their hands together and putting down payments on new Ferraris as we speak.From the contract's perspective, any party outside of Sony and the company agreeing to the contract would be third party, including Microsoft.
MS can simply cancel marketing deals, since that is not timed exclusive contract.Its complicated once Activision is MS. I guess a bunch of contract lawyers are rubbing their hands together and putting down payments on new Ferraris as we speak.
Why would the deal intimidate anyone? It just means more first party games for a company some claim has no games. Seems like a good remedy to their situation.I agree obviously the games need to come out, the activison blizzard deal doesn’t intimidate anyone yet.
They can once they own Activision.You got any receipts for this novel claim that MS can just cancel Activision's contracts?
Lol, they have to honour it because it was agreed upon by both parties before the acquisition & Sony paid for it. They can’t just cancel any contract the company has with other companies that were signed before the AB acquisition.
Marketing =/= the game staying on the console.Phil has already stated they will be honoring existing contracts for CoD.
If the marketing deal is keeping the game away from gamepass day1, then MS want to change that contract.Lol, they have to honour it because it was agreed upon by both parties before the acquisition & Sony paid for it. They can’t just cancel any contract the company has with other companies that were signed before the AB acquisition.
It wasn't just that. He wanted smooth transition. Doing this, would make the ftc rethink their approach.The behind the scenes story behind this tweet is that the CFO of Microsoft one night realized that the only way to get this through FTC is to get Sony onboard. So he called Phil and told him to tell Sony that CoD will remain multiplatform.
Marketing =/= the game staying on the console.
If the marketing deal is keeping the game away from gamepass day1, then MS want to change that contract.
What you are saying is the the game staying on PS consoles. That is another matter.
Just make wow free to play, i don't care about the rest.
MS will let Sony have the marketing, as long as they don't keep gamepass away. They do that, and MS would pull the marketing rights away from Sony.
I could think of a scenario where Microsoft says "Game Pass Light (without the trademark games) on PlayStation" or no more COD for you.
That's what i actually meant with free to play: Part of Game Pass Ultimate
Maybe either a new tier like you said for +2-3 Euro or they are just expanding the item shop. Buy rare mounts, gold, id resets, bigger bags or even items for cash. Who knows, everything is possible.Oh, okay. I think they would increase the price for GPU to do that, though; not by $5 but maybe by $2.50 or $2 otherwise they're giving up WoW subscriptions.
Or, they could convert WoW subs into GamePass xCloud subscriptions if they're going to spin xCloud off into something of its own at a cheaper price than base GamePass.
Not a Minecraft expert either, but as far as i know they just kept it crossplatform without any conditions.Nothing would surprise me
Coming from someone who knows nothing about Minecraft how does that work on Playstation?
MS would keep the game on PS. That their honored deal. The let PS keep bethesda timed exclusives.Doesn't that literally change the terms of the current deal, then? Meaning MS would not be honoring the existing deal, but forcing the existing deal to be modified and then honor the altered deal, which goes against what they've publicly stated.
What could (temporally) block MW2 being on GP is a potential marketing deal with Sony if it exists and if it's the same RE Village had. That block would be effective independently if the acquisition is closed in time or not.fast enough to get mw2 on gamepass?
Yes, they can.This is something people need to understand.
Sony can't block games to go to certain service.
MS would keep the game on PS. That their honored deal. The let PS keep bethesda timed exclusives.
Unless it's timed exclusives, MS can modify it.
It will only be issue, if MS doesn't allow it on the console.
Keep in mind, that MS wants gamepass day1. They won't sit down for 3 more years of marketing, considering the marketing deal expired in 2024.