Microsoft CEO Wants to Get Rid of Console Exclusives

“I have no love for that world.”

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During the FTC vs. Microsoft hearing, Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella shared his views on exclusivity, saying he had always aimed to make software available everywhere it's possible. 

"I grew up in a company that always believed that software should run in as many platforms as possible, and that’s just the Microsoft I grew up in, I believe in that," he said (via VGC).

Despite that, Xbox has its own exclusives. To this, Nadella said it is necessary for Microsoft to compete with Sony in the field. 

“If it was up to me, I would love to get rid of the entire, sort of, exclusives on consoles, but that’s not for me to define, especially as a low share player in the console market that the dominant player there has defined market competition using exclusives and so, that’s the world we live in.”

“I have no love for that world,” he added. 

While Sony was worried Microsoft would keep Call of Duty from PlayStation, Nadella claimed he had called Sony's CEO Kenichiro Yoshida soon after the acquisition announcement to discuss the situation:

“I wanted to make it very, very clear to Yoshida-san, who is someone I have a fantastic relationship with, that there should be no ambiguity in our support for the Sony platform going forward, and that with Activision, our relationship in fact if anything should be, you know, this will help us reinforce our commitment to their platform.”

He reassured the court he would not withhold the game from the competitor's console, supporting Microsoft's earlier promises. 

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  • Anonymous user

    Microsoft CEO is a tire sucker.


    Anonymous user

    ·7 months ago·

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