While some individuals continue to wonder who cares about Call of Duty and war zoneSony (PlayStation) continues its crusade to warn of what it would mean if Microsoft took control of all Activision games… including the giant Call of Duty. It looks like someone cares…
Sony recently announced that “welcomes the announcement” of the research on the acquisition of ActivisionBlizzard by Microsoft by the UK Competition and Markets Commission. The GamesIndustry.Biz medium has collected the company’s statements.
By giving Microsoft control of Activision games like Call of Duty, this deal would have major negative implications for gamers and the future of the gaming industry.
We want to ensure that PlayStation players continue to have the highest quality gaming experience and appreciate the CMA’s focus on protecting players.
Obviously, Sony has a lot of interest in that Call of Duty stay on your consoles. It has been concerned for many years that its brand is directly linked to the franchise. Now, microsoft endangers a huge source of income. We are talking about a franchise that literally sells consoles.
Microsoft has committed to keeping Call of Duty on PlayStation for “several more years“and PlayStation’s Jim Ryan insisted it was a deal”inadequate on many levels“. And continuing with the answers, Microsoft has responded to all these statements from Sony:
It makes no business sense for Microsoft to remove Call of Duty from PlayStation given its position as the leading console in the market.
In short: Microsoft maintains that it will not withdraw Call of Duty PlayStation because it would be a huge waste of money, while Sony continues to maintain that it is a mistake that Microsoft has control of Call of Duty. The drama continues between both companies. At the moment, PlayStation users have nothing to fear.