PlayStation Calls Microsoft’s Call Of Duty Offer “Inadequate”

The companies apparently disagree on what constitutes “several more years”.

QuintLyn Bowers
By QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor Posted:

Call Of Duty PlayStation

It would appear that Sony isn’t going to stop protesting the Microsoft purchase of Activision Blizzard very soon. At least, it seems that way based on the company’s response to Microsoft’s proposed deal regarding Call of Duty. As you may remember, Microsoft recently stated that they would continue to support the popular shooter on PlayStation for "several more years" beyond what the current deal is slated to support.

According to an article on Games Industry, that proposed support would only last for another three years past when the current deal ends – an offer that PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan has called “inadequate on many levels”. Ryan apparently had not intended to publicly comment on the proposed deal, noting that he “understood [it] to be a private business discussion”, however, since Spencer was already commenting publicly, he “[felt] the need to set the record straight”.

Ryan went on to note that the proposed deal would only allow Call of Duty to remain on the PlayStation for three more years after the current deal ends. As the game has been available on the system for nearly two decades, he feels Microsoft’s proposed deal fails “to take account of the impact” on PlayStation users. He also adds that Sony wants to “guarantee PlayStation gamers continue to have the highest quality of Call of Duty experience” and that Microsoft is undermining that with their offer.

Note: Activision Blizzard is still under investigation by the state of California for serious harassment charges. CEO Bobby Kotick is alleged to have known about such actions within his company – and performed some himself – and shielded the perpetrators from consequences.

Got a news tip? Contact us directly here!

About the Author

QuintLyn Bowers
QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor

QuintLyn is a long-time lover of all things video game related will happily talk about them to anyone that will listen. She began writing about games for various gaming sites a little over ten years ago and has taken on various roles in the games community.

More Stories by QuintLyn Bowers

Discussion (1)

caspramio 1 year ago
Heh, ironic.

Read Next

Lost Ark Stumbles Through Several Update Delays Today And Players Are Rolling In With Demands For Compensation

Not too long ago, the maintenance was extended an additional three hours.

By Anthony Jones - 1 year ago

You May Enjoy

Marvel Snap Publisher Nuverse Is Shutting Down But Don't Be Worried About The Game Going Anywhere

Nuverse's parent company is winding down its gaming arm.

By Troy Blackburn - 2 days ago
Runes Of Magic Prepares To Launch Its 2023 Winter Events

Snow is falling over Taborea.

By Troy Blackburn - 1 day ago
New World Forged In Aeternum: A Look Back At This Past Year Of Episodes

What was your favorite moment on the show?

By Troy Blackburn - 1 week ago
NCSoft G-Star Stream Offered A Look At Throne & Liberty’s PvE Progress And UI & Skill Changes

The hour-long stream includes everything from UI to dungeons.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 week ago
Black Desert Online’s Desert Region ‘Ulukita’ Being Expanded With Third Monster Zone

Also included is a new questline tied to royalty.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 week ago
Vindictus’s Latest Hero, The Warrior Jarnir, Arrives With The “Grave Of Swords” Raid

This formidable warrior is armed with a massive greatsword.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 week ago