Xbox Game Pass

According to Microsoft, Sony purchases “blocking rights” to prevent developers from making their games available on Xbox Game Pass.

Documents (Word doc) containing the explosive claims have been submitted to Brazil’s national competition regulator as part of a review of Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard.

Microsoft’s ability to continue expanding Game Pass has been hampered by Sony’s desire to inhibit such growth,

Microsoft claims in a filing to the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) on August 9.

This is a translation of Microsoft’s original Portuguese filing. To keep developers from making new content available on Game Pass and other subscription services

Streaming and subscription rights can add a lot of complexity to game publishing contracts, which may be what Microsoft has in mind here.

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