In response to a statement by Sony Interactive Entertainment today on the possibility of Microsoft releasing “…a PlayStation version of Call of Duty where bugs and errors emerge…”, ATVI’s EVP of Corporate Affairs Lulu Cheng Meservey commented on the company’s refusal to any arrangements made by Microsoft and Activision.
“Microsoft offered Sony (the dominant console leader for well over a decade, with 80% marketshare) a 10-year agreement on far better terms than Sony would ever get from us.”, Lulu writes. “We’ve also offered Sony guaranteed long-term access to Call of Duty. But they keep refusing. Why?”
Following up on this, Lulu Cheng quotes Jim Ryan’s words in the meeting that was held in Brussels a little over two weeks ago. “I don’t want a new Call of Duty deal. I just want to block your merger.”
These comments come as Sony Interactive Entertainment releases a report to the British Competition and Markets Authority on why they believe Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision-Blizzard King would be harmful to their business.
The sourced Tweets can be found below.