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News video games 03 October 2022, 13:32

author: Kamil Kleszyk

Sony Not Letting Microsoft Off the Hook; PlayStation Chief Lobbied Politicians?

According to the latest reports, PlayStation boss Jim Ryan was scheduled to go to the European Parliament to express his concerns about Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard.

Continuation of the soap opera titled Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard. In the latest episode, we learn that on September 8, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan was to visit Brussels to personally try to sink the aforementioned deal in the European Union institutions (via Gamingbolt).

At this point, we don't know the details of the talks - we can only guess the direction they took. Sony has been has been publicily declaring the acquisition of Activision Blizzard (and consequently - also the Call of Duty brand) by the Redmond giant could shake up the console market. It is very likely that this very topic was raised by Jim Ryan in the European Parliament.

Interestingly, the Japanese corporation has gained an unexpected ally in the whole matter. According to reports sourced by journalists of Dealreporter, Google is also sharing a negative view of this possible record-breaking acquisition. This is interesting, because after the American company decided to kill Stadia, it will not have as much exposure to the gaming market as before.

What will be the finale of this soap opera? That's what we don't know for now. However, some time ago Satya Nadella, Microsoft's CEO, gave an interview, in which he stressed that he was very confident about the deal's finalization. Before it happens, however, it will be examined in detail by various control authorities around the world.

Kamil Kleszyk

Kamil Kleszyk

At deals with various jobs. So you can expect from him both news about the farming simulator and a text about the impact of Johnny Depp's trial on the future of Pirates of the Caribbean. Introvert by vocation. Since childhood, he felt a closer connection to humanities than to exact sciences. When after years of learning came a time of stagnation, he preferred to call it his "search for a life purpose." In the end, he decided to fight for a better future, which led him to the place where he is today.