Sony accused of misleading EU by Microsoft over Call of Duty parity

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Sony got dragged back into the debate on Microsoft’s attempted acquisition of Activision Blizzard.

Though, it would be more accurate to say they put themselves in said spot as CEO Jim Ryan reportedly met with officials to discuss the matter.

However this meeting did not go unnoticed by Microsoft, where chief communications officer Frank X. Shaw claimed they misled the regulating body.

“I hear Sony is briefing people in Brussels claiming Microsoft is unwilling to offer them parity for Call of Duty if we acquire Activision,” he said on Twitter. “Nothing could be further from the truth”.

Shaw added, “We’ve been clear we’ve offered Sony a 10 year deal to give them parity on timing, content, features, quality, playability, and any other aspect of the game.”

He gave them credit in reiterating they are currently the console market leader.

Shaw also compared it to the situation with Minecraft, as Microsoft owns developer Mojang. They have not barred the game’s release or content on Sony’s platforms, nor have they provided what some would call an inferior experience.

They’ve also made a commitment to Nintendo to bring Call of Duty to the company’s platform, which would be the first time the series has been launched on a Nintendo console in nearly a decade.

Of course this remains to be a claim without evidence, and even Shaw admits in his tweet that he’s only heard about this from somewhere else himself.

It is entirely possible that Sony has not made any attempts to mislead the EU on this matter, or that things could’ve been misunderstood.

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