Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Nintendo (OTCPK:NTDOY) have come to an agreement which will bring Activision Blizzard’s (NASDAQ: ATVI) is the best-selling video game franchise Call of Duty to Nintendo game platforms for 10 years – one of the latest moves from Microsoft to convince regulators who are lining up to oppose Microsoft’s $69B acquisition of Activision.
The deal should be expanded, Xbox CEO Phil Spencer says.
He also told Bloomberg that similar offers from Sony (NYSE: SONY) to offer same-day access to its PlayStation games has so far been rejected.
“Microsoft is committed to helping bring more games to more people – however they choose to play,” Spencer said on Twitter.
He also confirmed that Microsoft is committed to continuing to offer the game on the popular PC Steam platform at the same time as Xbox, once the company closes its acquisition.
The news is part of the latest press of Microsoft’s court to protect its support. Microsoft President Brad Smith says he is going to Washington to meet with FTC commissioners to urge them not to take action against the deal.