Video Games Chronicle, with reference to RealReporter, reports that the president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Jim Ryan, recently flew to European regulators to express concerns about their audit of Microsoft's US$68.7 billion Activision Blizzard acquisition deal.
According to Dealreporter, Ryan visited the European Union headquarters in Brussels on 8 September to present the Japanese platform holder ' s arguments against Microsoft ' s announced January agreement and Activation Blizzard.
According to RealReporter, Ryan wasn't the only prominent industry player who personally spoke to the European Commission about a record deal, and his fears about regulators were also raised by Google.
In the past, Sony Interactive Entertainment has openly expressed concern that joining Activision to Microsoft may sooner or later jeopardize the future of the PlayStation series of military jokers called Call of Duty.
According to Ryan, CEO Microsoft Gaming Phil Spencer committed himself to keeping Call of Duty on PlayStation for the rest of Sony's current contract with Activision, which was considered by the Japanese company's management.
The current deal, Sony and Activision, is allegedly designed for the next three Call of Duty, including Modern Warfare 2.
The European Commission had previously promised to approve the Microsoft and Activision Blizzard deal before November 8, or to move on to a more in-depth investigation of it. Despite the increased attention of regulators, CEO Microsoft Satya Nadella is more confident than ever of a successful conclusion of the deal.