Sony has been somewhat vocal about the Xbox/Microsoft Blizzard multi-billion dollar merger, stating that it would cost the company big-time in the future without a Call of Duty. Welp, it appears to be at it again.
A new report suggests that the Competition and Markets Authority in the UK is continuing its investigation of the merger, which could stop it from going through down the line. As a result, Sony, as you might guess, is tickled pink.
The company gave the following statement over the matter, noting that it “welcomes the announcement.”
"By giving Microsoft control of Activision games like Call of Duty, this deal would have major negative implications for gamers and the future of the gaming industry. We want to guarantee PlayStation gamers continue to have the highest quality gaming experience, and we appreciate the CMA’s focus on protecting gamers."
It also noted, "It makes zero business sense for Microsoft to remove Call of Duty from PlayStation given its market leading console position."
Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, has noted in the past that keeping Call of Duty on PlayStation is financially viable. However, Sony has responded that it only intends to keep it there for its current deal, which is currently set to last only over the next three years.
We have a feeling that this bitterness isn’t going to end anytime soon. We’ll let you know as this continues onward.
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