Discussions regarding the Microsoft-Activision Blizzard negotiation continue unabated, with Satya Nadella’s company which recently addressed an official response to the Federal Trade Commission, an entity which denounced the Redmond giant for the attempted takeover.
Similar to what was done with the FTC, Microsoft sent a document to the British CMA in its defense, in which we discover information regarding some of the most important titles available (or on the way) exclusively on PlayStation platforms.
Let’s talk specifically about Final Fantasy VII Remake (announced as a PlayStation time exclusive but later coming to PC only), Final Fantasy XVI, Bloodborne e Silent Hill 2 Remake. Apparently the Japanese company has extended the exclusivity agreements with the respective publishers and software houses so that these particularly coveted titles never reach the Xbox shores.
“In addition to having completely exclusive content, Sony he also stipulated agreements with third-party publishers that require the‘”exclusion” of Xbox from the set of platforms on which these publishers can distribute their games. Some notable examples of these deals include Final Fantasy VII Remake (Square Enix), Bloodborne (From Software), the upcoming Final Fantasy XVI (Square Enix), and the recently announced Silent Hill 2 remastered (Bloober team). document sent to the CMA.
Although in the case of Bloodborne, hopes have always been fleeting, many fans hoped that Final Fantasy VII Remake, Final Fantasy XVI and Silent Hill 2 Remake would eventually arrive on Xbox platforms as well. According to the Redmond giant, however, this will not happen.
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