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“Microsoft’s control over Call of Duty will lead to negative consequences for gamers”: Sony openly opposed the Xbox

Sony Interactive Entertainment officially welcomed the decision of the UK Competition and Markets Authority on an expanded investigation about deal between Microsoft and Activision Blizzard for $70 billion.

The PlayStation team has openly spoken out against Microsoft and noted that if approved, the deal would have “serious negative consequences for gamers.” Sony says Microsoft shouldn’t take control of franchises like Call of Duty.

“Giving Microsoft control of Activision’s Call of Duty franchises would have serious negative consequences for gamers and the future of the gaming industry“, Sony said in a statement.

“We want to ensure that PlayStation players have access to the highest quality games, and we appreciate the commitment of the Competition and Markets Authority to protect gamers.”

Microsoft previously offered to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation for three additional years following the completion of a deal with Activision Blizzard. Sony met this proposal with hostility she needs constant and equal access to Call of Duty.

Sony has provided UK regulators with documents confirming the serious significance of Call of Duty for the PlayStation brand, and those decided that Microsoft could cause irreparable damage to Sony’s gaming business. As a result, consideration of the transaction was expanded.

Jim Ryan’s team argues that there is no replacement for Call of Duty on the market, and this series cannot compete even if the developers of a new potential franchise are given equal budgets.


Microsoft responded to the competitor’s message in a comment to

The spokesman noted that from a business perspective, “removing Call of Duty from the PlayStation does not make any sense for the corporation, given Sony’s leading position in the console market.

Does this mean that Microsoft is now ready to leave Call of Duty on the PlayStation forever? One can only guess. There are no more detailed answers.

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