We know that a legal battle is underway in the US court, and that we will likely get a decisive outcome next week. However, several documents have surfaced online, and one of them shows that Playstation’s Jim Ryan told Microsoft to “turn a blind eye”.
We know that Sony is the lead plaintiff for this acquisition and that the FTC supports it. However, Phil Spencer decided to offer the Playstation a 10-year contract so that Call of Duty would not be lost. However, the Sony rejected this and decided to try to block it Procurement in regulators and courts.
a Jim Ryan’s counterproposal To Phil Spencer for letting Microsoft acquire Activision Blizzard Five requests:
- Ensure that all current and future Activision Blizzard games are still available on PlayStation and have Xbox parity.
- Activision Blizzard doesn’t make PlayStation games more expensive than Xbox games.
- Treat all Activision Blizzard games equally across Xbox and Playstation subscription services.
- Upon completion of the acquisition of Activision, dispose of all financial and marketing support agreements that Sony has to pay Activision in the future.
- You agree to initiate discussions to treat Bethesda’s games as equals on PlayStation and Xbox.
Naturally, Xbox leader Phil Spencer rejected Jim Ryan’s counterproposal He preferred fencing. Ultimately, consoles haven’t become an issue yet, but Microsoft has yet to overcome any cloud-related issues.
So Sony support didn’t matter in the end.