Microsoft is certainly ready to do anything to afford Call of Duty, even if it means looking like an idiot.
It’s been almost a year since Microsoft announced its intention to buy the famous studio Activision Blizzard for about 70 billion dollars. If you thought money was everything, that statement couldn’t be more wrong for this transaction. It’s now been 12 months since the company struggled to prove to the world that buying Activision wouldn’t break any anti-trust rules, primarily regarding the franchise. call of duty.
To secure its business, Microsoft is ready for anything. After repeatedly reassuring PlayStation gamers by offering Sony a 10-year contract and even offering to integrate it with PlayStation Plus, the company is adopting a radically different strategy. Before the Federal Trade Commission, Microsoft and Xbox representatives claim not to know the release date for call of duty.
Surprising coming from a web giant. A simple Goo… Bing search separates the company from this information, so why pretend you don’t know? This news comes from a new document that is supposed to argue in favor of Xbox, which wants to minimize the impact that Call of Duty can have on other platforms, the PlayStation consoles in the line of sight.
Call to what?
The aim is therefore to inform the commission responsible for anti-competitive cases that “Microsoft does not have sufficient knowledge or information to form an opinion about the accuracy of claims regarding the industry’s perception of Call of Duty and the original release date of Call of Duty, or the accuracy of claims regarding the launch of Call of Duty and its typical release schedule, as well as the resources and budget Activision allocates to Call of Duty, including the number of studios working on Call of Duty.”
A whole lot of information therefore which is currently being used to prove it call of duty represents a huge financial portion of the video game industry. This technique, while ridiculous, could still work, even if one doubts that taking the authorities for pies is a good idea. Microsoft can buy time if it doesn’t gain more credibility in this case.