author: Krzysztof Kaluzinski
Microsoft Revealed Sony's Superman Game? More Like Spider-Man
Microsoft representatives in their response to the UK Competition and Markets Authority mentioned the Superman game available on PlayStation consoles. It seems that they made a mistake.
Superman used to say that with great power comes great responsibility. Or was it Spider-Man (or someone close to him)? Similar doubts may have been raised by Microsoft's lawyers, who most likely confused the famous superheroes in a recent response issued to the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).
All jokes aside, though, the error appeared in a subsequent document related to the acquisition of Activision Blizzard. On its eleventh page, we can read that one of the titles exclusive to PlayStation consoles is said to be a Superman game. Contrary to appearances, Microsoft representatives did not accidentally reveal the new game by one of the teams managed by PlayStation Studios - apparently it was a simple slip of the tongue. This is evidenced by the fact that the item is listed alongside God of War from 2018, as works long available to console users. This is the opinion of well-known journalist Jason Schreier, among others.
All indications are that Microsoft's lawyers had Marvel's Spider-Man and its upcoming sequel in mind. Further down the line, the second part of the series developed by Insomniac Games was mentioned several more times in the context of potential hits available on PlayStation consoles.
If you're wondering why Microsoft is cracking down on Sony Interactive Entertainment games, let me remind you that according to the Redmond giant, the Japanese company dominates the console market. This is to prove that Activision Blizzard acquisition will not harm the competitiveness of the entire industry.
Of course, mistakes happen and even such a slip of the tongue should not surprise us. Nevertheless, in the context of Microsoft's lawyers, I can't get out of my head a somewhat cheeky image with Pam Beesly from Office saying that "these are the same pictures." After all, both characters are great, right?