Phil Spencer recently assured Sony that Call of Duty will continue to release on the PlayStation for several years after the purchase of Activision Blizzard is completed. Now with a response to Gameindustry.biz head of Sony Interactive Entertainment Jim Ryan (Jim Ryan).
In his opinion, the proposal is “inadequate on many levels”:
I wasn’t going to comment on what I understood to be private business negotiations, but I feel the need to clarify because Phil Spencer has taken this public. Microsoft has offered to release Call of Duty on the PlayStation for only three years after the end of the current agreement between Activision and Sony. After nearly 20 years of Call of Duty on PlayStation, their offering was inadequate on many levels and didn’t take into account the impact on our players. We want to ensure that PlayStation users can continue to enjoy high-quality Call of Duty, and Microsoft’s proposal defeats that principle.
So far, both companies share the skin of an unkilled bear. The $68.7 billion deal could fall through if it is not approved by the antimonopoly officials of several countries. For example, the British were worried about Microsoft’s possible monopoly on Call of Duty.