Sony Just Wants To 'Block' Merger, According To Activision Blizzard CCO
Image: Sony at CES® 2023

Microsoft's battle with Sony has become quite public in recent months, and while a lot of it has come from official documentation, occasionally there have been some comments made on social media.

The latest one comes from Activision Blizzard's Chief Communications Officer, Lulu Cheng Meservey, who explains why exactly Sony "keep refusing" to accept Microsoft's Call of Duty offer. In her own series of tweets, she mentions how SIE CEO Jim Ryan just wants to block the acquisition from going through.

Microsoft offered Sony (the dominant console leader for well over a decade, with 80% market share) a 10 year agreement on far better terms than Sony would ever get from us. We've also offered Sony guaranteed long-term access to Call of Duty. But they keep refusing. Why?

The CEO of SIE answered that question in Brussels. In his words: "I don’t want a new Call of Duty deal. I just want to block your merger.”

As noted in the same tweets, Microsoft has already gone above and beyond with its offer - writing up a 10-year deal and even allowing Sony to make Call of Duty available on its subscription service right away.

SIE's CEO Jim Ryan has previously denied Sony is misleading regulators over Xbox's acquisition deal and has also heavily criticised Microsoft for an "inadequate" offer. While Sony hasn't taken the Call of Duty offer, companies like Nvidia and Nintendo have agreed to it.

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