Bobby Kotick, the CEO of Activision Blizzard, stated that Sony's attempt to halt the sale of the Call of Duty creator to Microsoft will have no long-term consequences for the PlayStation creator.
He referred to Sony's recent announcement that Microsoft might release deliberately buggy versions of Call of Duty games for PlayStation consoles if it acquired Activision.
Microsoft has repeated allegations that it has offered Sony a 10-year legally enforceable deal, which stipulates that every new Call of Duty game will be available on PlayStation the same day it arrives on Xbox, with full content and feature parity.
Activision Blizzard's head corporate officer and chief financial officer, Lulu Cheng Meservy, said SIE president Jim Ryan said, "I don't want a new Call of Duty agreement."
In his opening statement, Kotick appeared to have made a reference to this statement.
Kotick noted that significant hurdles to a settlement have recently been overcome.