In an FTC v MS/ABK deposition, PlayStation chief Jim Ryan said that, if deal closes, Sony couldn’t tell Activision about its next console
Is then asked about Sony working with Mojang (Minecraft) after MS bought them. Discussion is redacted but Ryan says it supports this concern pic.twitter.com/M86CBm3CcY
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When questioned why SIE would no longer discuss private data about its next console and development after Microsoft acquired Activision, Ryan stated-
“We simply could not run the risk of a company owned by a direct competitor having access to that information.”
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Later in the deposition, Ryan is asked about Microsoft’s acquisition of Mojang, the Minecraft developer. Much of this deposit section has been redacted, so it’s not entirely apparent. Still, Ryan appears to be concerned about collaborating with Microsoft-owned Mojang if Activision is also acquired.
Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard was stopped in the United Kingdom in April, leaving the deal uncertain. In May, it was reported that 37 countries had authorized the agreement, and earlier this month, a federal court issued a restraining order, effectively halting the deal. Regarding this article, if you have any doubt please tell us in the comments section. For further information, please see our website The Current Online.