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As Xbox’s deal to buy Activision continues, a new report says the company has now offered PlayStation a better deal in relation to Call of Duty.
Call of Duty, of course, has been a major factor in the deal, with Xbox previously promising to keep the popular shooter series on PlayStation for at least three years, should the deal be approved.
However, the company has now told the New York Times that it is apparently offering to extend this offer to ten years on November 11.
Previously, Jim Ryan called Xbox’s offer “inadequate on so many levels” for the three year deal, saying that it “failed to take account of the impact on our gamers.”
At the time of writing, PlayStation has not responded to this new deal. Earlier this month, however, Xbox head Phil Spencer alluded to the expanded deal while talking to The Verge.
“This idea that we would write a contract that says the word forever in it I think is a little bit silly,” he told the Decoder podcast.
“But to make a longer term commitment that Sony would be comfortable with, regulators would be comfortable with, I have no issue with that at all.”
Phil also wanted to make it clear that Xbox don’t plan to ‘gotcha’ fans with any strings attached in keeping Call of Duty titles available on PlayStation.
“There’s nothing hidden. We want to continue to ship Call of Duty on PlayStation without any kind of weird ‘aha I figured out the gotcha’ as Phil said ‘our intent.’ I understand some people’s concerns on this, and I’m just trying to be as clear as I can be.”
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