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News video games 12 March 2023, 11:51

author: Kamil Kleszyk

Sony: Microsoft's Offer Will 'Irreparably Harm Innovation'

Sony has issued a statement in response to the deal Microsoft offered its Japanese competitor. The PlayStation manufacturer also reproached the Redmond giant for withholding certain provisions of the 'harmful' offer.

As reported by, Sony has issues another expression of dissatisfaction with the terms of the 10-year agreement offered by Microsoft concerning Call of Duty on PlayStation consoles. In a statement, the Japanese company said the offer would "irreparably harm competition and innovation in the industry." In addition, representatives of the Redmond giant were said to have pressed UK officials to redact the text, withholding details of the letter.

“Redacted versions of the observations filed by SIE and Microsoft on the CMA’s remedies notice were made public this week. Information regarding the terms of an offer made by Microsoft to provide future Call of Duty releases on PlayStation was redacted at the request of Microsoft. We believe their current offer will irreparably harm competition and innovation in the industry," reads Sony's statement Sony for

Recall that Microsoft, in order to bring the merger issue with Activision Blizzard to a successful conclusion, offered Sony a deal to release future installments of Call of Duty (Call of Duty) on PlayStation consoles. The offer included, among other things, a guarantee of the same quality of games on all platforms, and was a sort of response to concerns that the Redmond giant could deliberately supply defective versions of CoD for PS consoles.

Interestingly, during the recent hearings in Brussels, PlayStation chief Jim Ryan, in response to Microsoft's offer, was said to have said that he was "not interested in a new Call of Duty deal", and added: "all I want is to block this merger."

It seems that the whole affair, instead of moving toward a finale, is getting more and more tense and confusing. But let's keep our fingers crossed for an imminent breakthrough, because the tussle between Sony and Microsoft is increasingly tiring and discouraging gamers, the side that should be most important in this whole conflict.

Kamil Kleszyk

Kamil Kleszyk

An introvert by nature. Since childhood, he felt a closer connection to humanism than to the sciences. Instead of exercises in maths, he preferred shutting himself up in his world and inventing new stories of his favorite anime – Dragon Ball. After years of study came a time of stagnation, which he preferred to call "searching for purpose." Looking out for destiny during the 58th screening of his beloved Die Hard, he decided – like John McCLane – to fight for a better future. He found the avenue to do this in Gamepressure. Since he's still a freshman in the newsroom, he doesn't have a target subject he wants to focus on yet. So, you can expect news about farming simulators, or the impact of Johnny Depp's trial on the future of Pirates of the Caribbean. If you ever hear that playing console games and watching movies is futile – remember this story


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