“…I just want to block your merger.” SIE CEO Jim Ryan on the Microsoft Activision-Blizzard Merger

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.

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  1. Adding bugs and errors that could emerge in a rival’s version of a game something Sony would most likely do with Destiny. This how Sony thinks, as to why Jimbo made that outlandish comment. Sony has always played dirty. That is how they got to where they are today.

    1. They got where they are today by creating amazing exclusives and helping companies develop their games and sometimes purchasing that company in which they helped grow.

      That’s definitely not what I consider a dirty business move.

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