Microsoft Corp’s bid to keep the “Call of Duty” series on PlayStation for a limited time is inadequate, Jim Ryan, Sony Group Corp’s gaming head, has said.
Microsoft bought “Call of Duty” maker Activision Blizzard for $69 billion in January pledging to keep the franchise on PlayStation.
According to Ryan, Microsoft “has only offered for ‘Call of Duty’ to remain on PlayStation for three years after the current agreement.”
Ryan found Microsoft’s proposal “inadequate on many levels.” Ryan also claimed the proposal failed to take account of the impact on Sony’s gamers.
Last week, Britain’s antitrust regulator found the Activision-Microsoft deal potentially damaging the gaming industry should Microsoft refuse to give rivals access to Activision’s best-selling games.