Without Call of Duty, there won’t be an Activision Blizzard deal for Microsoft.
Microsoft is currently preparing to take over Activision Blizzard and is bringing in heavy artillery against Sony, which is refusing to reach an agreement with the Redmond-based giant.
While Microsoft has already entered into a contractual agreement with Nintendo and NVIDIA to ensure Call of Duty, Sony continues to stand in the way with the PlayStation.
The longer the negotiations go on, the more concessions Microsoft seems willing to make, which Sony is obviously hoping for as well.
However, Microsoft has now made it clear in Brussels that there will be no $69 billion deal for Activision Blizzard if Call of Duty is not included.
Previously, regulators had the option of forking Call of Duty from the Activision Blizzard deal expressed as an idea, which is out of the question for Microsoft.
“We don’t think it’s feasible or realistic for any game or part of this company to be cut and separated from the rest,” Smith said.