PlayStation CEO: Xbox’s Call of Duty Offer is “Inadequate”
PlayStation has taken to its soapbox, expressing disappointment at the announcement by Xbox that Call Of Duty will remain on its competition’s console for several more years after Activision’s agreement expires. They called the offer “inadequate” on many levels.
Call of Duty is a household name and one of the most financially successful series of all time. There will be some jostling from Sony to ensure it doesn’t get left behind. Microsoft’s acquisition by Activision is currently under review. This is because business moves such as these must be evaluated for their potential impact on the market and consumer buying power. PlayStation has already expressed its opinions.
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In a statement provided to GamesIndustry.biz, Jim Ryan, CEO of PlayStation, stated that he didn’t intend to comment on what I thought was a private business discussion. However, he needed to clarify because Phil Spencer brought it into the public forum. Microsoft only proposed that Call of Duty would remain on PlayStation for three more years after the current agreement between Activision & Sony expires. After almost 20 years of Call of Duty on PlayStation, their proposal was insufficient on many levels. It also failed to consider the impact on our players. Microsoft’s proposal to us undermines our commitment to PlayStation gamers enjoying the best Call of Duty experience.