Xbox Accuses PlayStation Of Paying Devs To Keep online games Their Games Off Game Pass

Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE), is the entity that is judging Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision in said country’s market, and they’ve been publicly relaying the documents handed to them by the involved parties. Most recently, as relayed by VGC, Xbox sent CADE a 27-page document in which they heavily refuted the arguments PlayStation previously made to CADE, that no other developer could compete with Call of Duty. On top of challenging this claim, Xbox specifically accused Sony of its own anti-competitive practice, such as paying for ‘blocking rights’ so it can keep games off Xbox’s Game Pass service, as well as other subscription services.