The saga continues! Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO Jim Ryan has expressed a few words today as part of a New York Times report concerning Xbox’s attempt to acquire Activision Blizzard, denying claims that Sony has been misleading regulators throughout the process.
In recent weeks, Microsoft has revealed frustration about Sony’s “exaggerated importance” over Call of Duty in relation to the Activision Blizzard deal, but Ryan stated that any suggestion of misleading regulators is “not true”.
Here’s a bit more of what he had to say:
“[Microsoft is] a tech giant with a long history of dominating industries…”
“It is highly likely that the choices gamers have today will disappear if this deal goes ahead.”
Interestingly, it’s also stated by Microsoft in the report that an offer was made on November 11th to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation for ten years, but Sony declined to comment on the offer when questioned by The New York Times.
For now, we’re going to have to sit tight while the likes of the CMA and the European Commission carry out their investigations of the acquisition, but Microsoft is still hoping to conclude the deal by around the mid-point of next year.