Activision CEO Accuses Sony of Trying to Sabotage Microsoft's Takeover

Sony is reportedly trying to sabotage Microsoft's proposed takeover of Activision/Blizzard, says CEO Bobby Kotick.

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Activision CEO Accuses Sony of Trying to Sabotage Microsoft's Takeover

A long-running rivalry between PlayStation and Xbox console makers has reached its peak after Microsoft announces to acquire video game publisher Activision/Blizzard and Sony starts crying foul over fear of losing access to Call of Duty.

Activision/Blizzard CCO Lulu Cheng previously claimed that they will fight to defend Microsoft's proposed buyout if needed. More recently, company CEO accuses Sony of trying to sabotage its ongoing takeover by Xbox owner since 2022.

Earlier this week, Activision/Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick talked to press addressing UK regulators as they investigate $69 billion ABK deal. He revealed that Sony Interactive Entertainment's CEO and executives have stopped talking to them.

Kotick believes Sony just trying to sabotage this deal as leadership team stopped returning calls from Activision and Microsoft. He added that the idea of Activision or Microsoft not supporting PlayStation after A/B/K buyout is just absurd.

UK Competition and Market Authority (CMA) has reportedly found that Activision/Blizzard deal could lessen competition and fewer choices. Meanwhile, Bobby Kotick is hoping to get A/B deal to close by July 2023 regardless of any issues.

Microsoft previously accused Sony of misleading EU regulators regarding their promise to offer Call of Duty on PlayStation. They even offered Sony a 10-year deal alongside a proposal to have Call of Duty on PlayStation Plus subscription.
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