Activision Blizzard exec claims that Sony CEO “just wants to block” Microsoft merger

An Activision Blizzard executive claims that the CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment is committed to blocking the former’s merger with Microsoft, potentially at the expense of PlayStation’s access to Call of Duty. 

Microsoft is currently trying to acquire Activision Blizzard, though it claims it doesn’t plan on making the games exclusive to the Xbox Series X|S. To guarantee this and appeal to the UK government’s Competition and Markets Authority, the body that approves company mergers that may create unfair monopolies, Microsoft reportedly offered Sony a ten-year agreement to ensure Call of Duty would continue to release on Playstation consoles.

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