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For most of its history in the videogame industry, Sony has wielded its PlayStation-exclusive games as a cudgel against the competition. But now it’s asking Microsoft, a bit desperately if you ask me, to continue making Activision Blizzard’s games available on PlayStation after its acquisition of the company is complete.

“We expect that Microsoft will abide by contractual agreements and continue to ensure Activision games are multiplatform,” a Sony statement to the Wall Street Journal says.

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