Sony has been trying to sink the merger going on between Microsoft and Activision. Activision Blizzard’s CEO Bobby Kotick has claimed that the bid to prevent the infamous $69 billion deal won’t be held against Sony in the long term.
Activision Claims Sony’s Behaviour Is Disappointing
Microsoft showed interest to buy Activision Blizzard last year on January 18th, 2022. Since then, the situation has been somewhat uncomfortable for the parties involved as Sony’s Jim Ryan doesn’t trust Microsoft and its ability to handle the quality provided by the PlayStation.
The CEO sent an email to the employees of Activision on Tuesday, March 28th, 2023, where Bobby Kotick claimed that Sony’s behavior was ‘disappointing’ while updating them about the ongoing billion-dollar deal.
He believes the passionate and loyal consumers of the beloved game would be the first to hold any party accountable if the game’s quality is tampered with. To do their part, Microsoft has confirmed that they offered a 10-year legal contract with Sony where they wanted the PlayStation to release new versions of the game the same day it’s available on Xbox, which is now signed.
Kotick also hinted towards the interaction occurring last month on Twitter between Activision’s EVP of corporate affairs and CCO, Lulu Cheng Meservey, and SIE President, Jim Ryan, where he claimed that “I don’t want a new Call of Duty deal, I just want to block your merger.” This was considered “disappointing” behavior of Sony by Kortik.
“PlayStation players know we will continue to deliver the best games possible on the platform as we have since its launch”
Kortik’s update on the ongoing scenario cleared the suspicions of any problems arising between Activision and Sony and will continue the 30-year-long and successful relationship.
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