When Microsoft officially becomes the owner of Activision Blizzard, the company will take possession of one of the biggest and most popular brands in the gaming world - Call of Duty. Although the deal has raised numerous controversies, it looks like it will be finalized.
The biggest objections about the takeover comes from Sony. It is hardly surprising, by the way. PlayStation fans are worried that Activision Blizzard games will stop being released on their console. Admittedly, Xbox representatives have repeatedly assured that nothing of the sort will happen, but recently they have changed their approach somewhat. The head of the brand, Phil Spencer, emphasized, that a proposal has been made to Sony "well beyond the typical agreements in the game industry." According to the deal, Call of Duty would be released on PlayStation consoles for several more years.
Sony's response to Microsoft's offer
We did not have to wait long for a response from the Japanese company. As reported by Gamesindustry.biz, PlayStation chief Jim Ryan revealed that Microsoft has offered Sony a three-year access to Call of Duty following the expiration of its current deal with Activision Blizzard, but the offer is "inadequate on many levels," as he believes it fails to take into account the "impact" on PlayStation players.
"I hadn’t intended to comment on what I understood to be a private business discussion, but I feel the need to set the record straight because Phil Spencer brought this into the public forum. Microsoft has only offered for Call of Duty to remain on PlayStation for three years after the current agreement between Activision and Sony ends. After almost 20 years of Call of Duty on PlayStation, their proposal was inadequate on many levels and failed to take account of the impact on our gamers. We want to guarantee PlayStation gamers continue to have the highest quality Call of Duty experience, and Microsoft’s proposal undermines this principle," said Jim Ryan.
It seems that the war between Sony and Microsoft will not end anytime soon. Most likely, in the next few days we will learn new interesting information from representatives of the above companies.