Did Sony pay the studio not to put the game on Game Pass? understand the matter

One of the biggest things in the universe gamer this year – perhaps the biggest – the acquisition of Activision Blizzard by the company Microsoft for 70 billion US dollars (about 365 million rupees). One of the consequences of the purchase was to sharpen Sony’s rivalry with Microsoft and put chapters aside.

While Sony will be worried about Activision Blizzard’s big games Xbox Game Passgoing so far as to claim that “Call of Duty” is conformity which “affects the choice of console users”, Microsoft awaits global regulatory review to complete acquisition.


Image: Playback/Sony/Microsoft
Image: Playback/Sony/Microsoft

In this context, the novel has received a definitive chapter: According to Microsoft, Sony pays studios to keep certain games out of Game Pass. The accusation of the company Xbox came in a document sent to the CADE (Administrative Council for Economic Defense), Brazil’s regulatory council.

“Microsoft’s ability to continue to expand Game Pass is hindered by Sony’s desire to thwart such growth. Sony pays for “lockdown rights” to prevent developers from adding content to Game Pass and other competing subscription services.

Microsoft’s accusation added fuel to the fire of its rivalry with Sony. On social media, the case caused a great uproar among video game fans, with many users commenting on the issue in twitter.

Despite this, Microsoft did not specify which games or developers Sony was paying for “blocking rights”. However, some speculation in recent days indicates that one such game is the recently released Cult of the Lamb.

Developed by Massive Monster and published by Devolver Digital, Cult of the Lamb was a huge success in its first week of release and has reached 1 million players to date. Naturally, the game will also be drawn into the competition of consoles, and the “rights lock” theme will come into play. According to Gary Witta of Kinda Funny, Sony paid for Cult of the Lamb to keep it out of Game Pass.

The rumor picked up steam and the website The Gamer asked Devolver Digital about the situation. However, in a statement to the portal, the studio tried to refute the rumors and stated that “this is in no way true.” Another soap opera chapter and another open commentary session.


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