The last months of the fight between Microsoft and the FTC, over the agreement with Activision, has involved Nintendo too, and now the regulator wants to clarity.
The war shooter series is one of the most important on the market, as demonstrated also by the success of Modern Warfare 2 (which you can find on Amazon at a truly remarkable price) and for this reason it has become the focus of fight.
Among the twists there was the epochal agreement with Nintendo, on which Microsoft will undertake to bring all the episodes of the Call of Duty saga to 10 years.
Which was followed by a new agreement, this time relating to the mobile version of the title, which Xbox will keep with it also in its cloud gaming division.
For this reason, the FTC does not seem to have let go but, on the contrary, the regulator has demanded new information regarding the agreement (via Games Industry)
In newly filed documents, the FTC wants Microsoft to submit new information about the agreements recently taken.
The regulator claims that the House of Redmond is using them to justify its acquisition of Activision Blizzard in the eyes of regulatory bodies:
“Microsoft has declined to produce internal documents relating to these agreements or communications with third parties other than Nvidia, Nintendo and Sony. Microsoft should not be permitted to introduce or rely on these agreements without producing the required documentation.”
Between the agreement with Nintendo, the one with Nvidia and other companies dedicated to cloud gaming, Microsoft is actually moving a lot to accumulate value.
For this reason, the FTC has also requested all the information on the exclusivity of ZeniMax/Bethesda for the same reason, also in relation to the agreements with Activision Blizzard.
The latter, moreover, the FTC has also requested to produce documents from other proceedings some time ago, relating to the relevance of cross-play for consumers.
Anything really keeps happening, especially on the subject of Call of Duty and Activision, with really high voltage peaks over the months.
Furthermore Call of Duty could be the protagonist not only in the world of video games, acquisitions or not. For a change, Henry Cavill is involved, who would be in talks to appear in a film inspired by the shooter.