Recently, Microsoft announced that it had acquired Activision Blizzard. After this news, it was unclear what the status of series such as Call of Duty would be for PlayStation. For this reason, investors withdrew their investments in Sony, and Sony lost $ 20 billion in value in 24 hours.
Statements came from Sony on the subject. A Sony spokesperson told The Wall Street Journal:
“We expect that Microsoft will abide by contractual agreements and continue to ensure Activision games are multiplatform.”
This call from Sony caused Activision fans to follow the issue with interest. In the event of a dispute between Sony and Microsoft, the future of Activision games for PS was doubtful, and Sony lost a lot of value because of this. Fortunately, there is no need to worry.
Activision has also confirmed that it will not remove any games from other platforms as a result of the deal. Stating that the existing agreements will continue, the company used the following statements in the relevant file:
“As with Microsoft’s acquisition of Minecraft, we have no intent to remove any content from platforms where it exists today.”
After Microsoft acquired Bethesda, it was announced that The Elder Scrolls 6’s game would only be released for Xbox and PC. Xbox president Phil Spencer announced that the same would not be valid for Activision:
“Had good calls this week with leaders at Sony. I confirmed our intent to honor all existing agreements upon acquisition of Activision Blizzard and our desire to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation. Sony is an important part of our industry, and we value our relationship.”
As a result, the agreements between Activision and Sony, especially Call of Duty, remain valid. It was not feared, and Microsoft and Sony did not get into a dispute. After these statements, it is a matter of curiosity what will happen to Sony’s market values.