Sony Interactive Entertainment has lied to the European Union’s antitrust authorities about Microsoft’s plans for Call of Duty as part of its acquisition of Activision Blizzard. This was stated by Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President Frank Shaw. According to Frank Shaw, Sony Interactive Entertainment informs “People in Brussels” that Microsoft is reportedly unwilling to offer the company Call of Duty parity in its acquisition of Activision Blizzard. “This is infinitely far from the truth”he added.
With hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue, the Call of Duty series is one of the largest entertainment franchises in the world. Microsoft originally proposed that Sony Interactive Entertainment should keep Call of Duty available for PlayStation within three years of completing its acquisition of Activision Blizzard, Sony CEO Jim Ryan said in a statement. “insufficient”.
Microsoft offered Sony Interactive Entertainment a 10-year deal where Call of Duty games on PlayStation would match the PC and Xbox versions of the games in terms of release time, content, features, quality and more. The details of those negotiations remain unknown, but judging by Shaw’s public statements, an agreement did not materialize.
“Sony is a leader in the console market and it would go against business logic to exclude PlayStation players from the Call of Duty ecosystem.Sho continued in a statement. — Our goal is to make Call of Duty and other games, like we did with Minecraft, accessible to more people around the world, so they can play them where and how they want.”.
Microsoft has repeatedly stated that it will not make Call of Duty exclusive to its Xbox consoles. And Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer argues that the company is acquiring Activision Blizzard primarily because of its dominance in mobile gaming.