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.
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