Microsoft’s offer to buy Call of Duty maker ‘inadequate’: PlayStation CEO

After tech giant Microsoft planned to keep Call of Duty (CoD) on PlayStation for three years beyond Activision Blizzard’s current deal with Sony, PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan said the offer was “inadequate on several levels”.

According to GamesIndustry.biz, the rift between the two companies follows Microsoft’s offer to buy CoD publisher Activision Blizzard in a deal worth nearly $69 billion, according to the report. .

Competition watchdogs are looking at the deal, and the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority is concerned Microsoft could ‘withhold or downgrade’ Activision Blizzard games from consoles or services competing subscriptions.

Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer said last week that “CoD will be on Sony PlayStation consoles for many years to come.”

“In January, we provided a signed agreement to Sony to guarantee CoD on PlayStation, with feature and content parity, for at least several additional years beyond the current Sony contract, an offer that goes well beyond the typical gaming industry deals,” Spencer said. as said in a report by The Verge.

He didn’t divulge exactly how many years CoD will remain on PlayStation.

In January, Microsoft confirmed that it would allow the popular CoD first-person shooter to remain on Sony PlayStation.

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