A setback for Sony.
Microsoft’s purchase of Activision Blizzard it is being an information bomb, and it is that from the first day we were talking about an unprecedented acquisition in our industry, but we are currently immersed in an approval process that has exceeded our expectations. Without a doubt, this is being quite a headache for Microsoft, although in truth, they are trying to acquire a company that has some of the best video games in history to its credit, which is why it is totally natural the amount of work that it is receiving.
Even so, the most curious thing about this is that the company that is most opposed to this purchase, and which is therefore 100% involved in the process, turns out to be Sony, Microsoft’s biggest competitor in the video game industry.
Until now, the Japanese company has wanted to stay in the background, accusing Microsoft of wanting to have a monopoly, but without providing evidence and directly interfering in the judicial process that is going to take place in the United States. Still, one of his real red lines was to have to provide confidential dataalthough it seems that in the end he will have to do it.
Sony’s data in the hands of Microsoft
As we have said, this is part of the judicial process that is taking place in the United States, in which Microsoft will have to argue why your purchase will not create a monopoly in the sector. To defend themselves, and since most of the accusations come from Sony’s side, they had requested that the latter company provide data on its exclusivities.
Originally, Microsoft had requested data from the last 10 years, although in the end they ended up being 4 years, mainly due to problems with the Sony database, or so they have argued. Even so, there is no doubt that the PlayStation company will have to provide confidential data to Microsoft, with the aim of the latter defending itself in court.
For now we do not know for sure when this process will end, but we can say that it is most likely that this is worth it to Microsoftand it is that one of the biggest picks is a franchise that sells like few others: Call of Duty, which has to its credit some of the best shooters in history.