Anyway, as reported by VGC, speaking on the Second Request podcast, Xbox boss Phil Spencer claimed that Sony, as the “one major opposer to the [Microsoft Activision] deal”, is attempting to grow as a company by making Xbox smaller. Which sounds a bit harsh, but given everything that’s been going on between the two, it isn’t exactly a far-fetched claim.
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“Sony is trying to protect its dominance on the console. The way they grow is by making Xbox smaller,” Spencer said (via VGC). “[Sony] has a very different view of the industry than we do. They don’t ship their games day and date on PC, they do not put their games into their subscription when they launch their games.”
“Sony is leading the dialogue around why the deal shouldn’t go through to protect its dominant position on console, so the thing they grab onto is Call of Duty,” Spencer said. “The largest console maker in the world raising an objection about the one franchise that we’ve said will continue to ship on the platform. It’s a deal that benefits customers through choice and access.”