Jim Ryan Reportedly 'Flew To Brussels' To Voice Concerns Over Xbox's ActiBlizz Deal

Back at the beginning of September, PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan caused quite the stir when he revealed that he believed Xbox's proposal to guarantee Call of Duty on PlayStation for three extra years was "inadequate on many levels".

Now, according to Dealreporter sources (as reported by VGC), the PlayStation boss also flew to Brussels last month on September 8th to meet with European Union regulators - voicing Sony's concerns about the Activision Blizzard deal.

A few weeks ago, the Competition and Markets Authority in the UK confirmed it would be investigating the acquisition further, which prompted Sony to issue another statement about the "major negative implications" that the company believes the deal could have for "gamers and the future of the gaming industry".

Ultimately, it could be quite a while until we get a resolution, although Microsoft still anticipates that the Activision Blizzard deal will close before June 2023, with a bunch of ActiBlizz games set to hit Xbox Game Pass at that time.

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[source videogameschronicle.com, via dealreporter.com]