PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan said that if Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision is successful, Sony will not provide details about the PS6.
A recent document shows Sony CEO Jim Ryan saying that if Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard is approved, Sony will not be able to share details with the company about the upcoming PlayStation 6 console. eye. Activision Blizzard’s acquisition is currently facing stiff opposition from both Sony and the Federal Trade Commission.
Microsoft’s attempt to buy one of the largest video game companies in the world continues to be a major point of contention in the gaming industry. Microsoft’s intentions have been known since January last year when it first announced the deal worth up to $68.7 billion. The deal was met with concern from many in the video game industry about its monopoly status as well as stiff opposition from Microsoft’s biggest competitor, Sony. Sony CEO Jim Ryan is currently laying out how dangerous the deal is for games published by Activision Blizzard if it’s meant to be released on PlayStation in the future.
Jim Ryan’s statement comes as a document from a recent filing between the Federal Trade Commission and Microsoft/Activision Blizzard. Ryan stated that no details about the PlayStation 6 could be shared with Activision Blizzard if Microsoft’s acquisition goes through. When asked why that was the case, Ryan said: “We simply can’t take the risk that a company owned by a direct competitor has access to that information.” This would also eliminate the possibility of any Activision Blizzard game franchises like Call of Duty or Crash Bandicoot getting a sequel on PlayStation 5. Sony seems to be very concerned about this acquisition going to hurt PlayStation’s position in the industry.
This is quite strange because later in the affidavit it is reported that Sony continued to cooperate with Mojang, the developer of Minecraft, after being acquired by Microsoft. However, most of the material relating to that information has been redacted, so it is not yet known exactly what has come out and how it relates to Sony’s potential relationship with the company. Activision Blizzard in the future.
This is a deal that is sure to affect the video game industry worldwide and as such it has become a matter of international concern, with many countries from the United States to New Zealand expressing concern. concerned about the Activision acquisition. One of the biggest concerns concerns the possibility of Microsoft having a monopoly in the industry. Looking at the large number of corporate video game studio acquisitions in recent years from id Software to Rare to Bethesda, it seems like a key part of Microsoft’s strategy to gain a bigger foothold in the industry. The industry is simply buying as many game studios as possible. At $68.7 billion, Activision Blizzard will be Microsoft’s largest game developer acquisition.