Microsoft Confirms Sony Has Blocked These 4 Xbox Games Forever

What do you want to know

  • Microsoft is grappling with three major regulators over its attempted acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
  • As part of the proceedings, Microsoft revealed that Sony had “exclusion” agreements in place for third-party games on PlayStation.
  • It looks like Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Final Fantasy 16, and Silent Hill 2 Remake will never be released on Xbox, despite the associated publishers’ silence on the matter.
  • Microsoft also cited From Software’s Bloodborne as an example of a third-party-developed game that was blocked from platforms other than PlayStation, which could imply that the oft-requested Windows PC port is also out of the question. Sony has been more PC friendly in recent years, so I’m holding out hope for this one.

The drama around the Activision Blizzard acquisition is heating up, as Microsoft steps up its engagement with regulators.

Yesterday, Microsoft released its response to the US FTC regarding its lawsuit, confusing its odd position of wanting to protect the market leader at the expense of consumers. Microsoft also issued a similar response to the UK CMA a few months ago and seemingly confirmed what many of us were already expecting to be true.

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