The possible purchase of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft did not leave anyone indifferent, although it is true that Sony was one of the companies that were most cautious about this operation. In the end, it’s completely understandable.The Japanese company fears that this acquisition will end up leaving PlayStation without one of the most representative and important franchises in the video game sector, the Call of Duty saga.
This is a long-standing topic. We already told you a few months ago that Microsoft had to jump to the fore to defend this acquisition operation and did not hesitate to criticize what the Redmond giant considered “hypocrisy” on the part of Sony, and the truth is that he saw at the time he was not without arguments.
I’m sure many of our readers will remember the controversial and popular “first on PlayStation” which Sony has always benefited from with the Call of Duty franchise as well as its strict policy towards the PlayStation Store, but in the end it goes much further and touches on aspects as important as Sony’s own exclusives and even its negative attitude towards services such as Microsoft Game Pass.
All of these controversies aside, it’s clear that Sony doesn’t want Microsoft to buy Activision Blizzard, and that it’s willing to do whatever it takes to stop the operation. We have proof of that on the trip, don’t we Jim Ryan, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, took place in Brussels on 8 an alarm sounds about said operation.
Sony’s biggest concern is the one we already know Microsoft bought Activision Blizzard may leave PlayStation without the Call of Duty franchise. Interestingly, the source of this information also ensures that Google has raised concerns with European Union regulators about the impact such a purchase could have.
Nothing is decided yet, but I think Microsoft is getting more complex for their ambitions to finally come true. Being fully committed to keeping the Call of Duty franchise on PlayStation permanently and on a level playing field might make things easier, but something tells me that even then, Sony wouldn’t make this deal either, and that’s because in the end, even the Japanese company doesn’t want that level playing field , wants a “PlayStation first” and that Call of Duty continues to be a big draw for its console.
Source: Muy Computer