Sony PlayStation is in the hot seat after the recent announcement that Microsoft is planning to buy Activision Blizzard. This deal has caused a stir among gamers, especially those who are fans of Call of Duty, the popular first-person shooter game that has dominated the gaming world for years.
However, the situation has gotten even more heated after the creator of God of War, David Jaffe, criticized Sony for their addiction to Call of Duty. Jaffe’s statement was in response to Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan’s comment that their business will never recover if Microsoft worsens Call of Duty on PlayStation.
Jaffe wrote, “Your entire business is built around ONE game over which you have ZERO control? Hell, I’ve heard of not putting all your eggs in one basket, but Ryan seems to be saying that not only have they done that, but they don’t even own the f***ing basket.”
Jaffe’s comment highlights the issue that Sony PlayStation has been facing for years. Call of Duty has a significant place in the PlayStation library, and Sony has never been able to present a decent counterpart. While they have made attempts to create shooters like Resistance or Haze, these games have not been able to match up to the success of Call of Duty.
It’s not just the lack of a decent counterpart that is worrying Sony PlayStation; it’s the fact that Call of Duty is such a crucial part of their business. The game is one of the most popular and profitable franchises in the gaming industry. Sony has relied on the popularity of Call of Duty to sell its consoles, and losing it to Microsoft would be a significant blow to their business.
The Microsoft and Activision Blizzard deal has left Sony visibly worried about the future of Call of Duty on PlayStation. Some of the company’s statements have been genuinely displeasing, indicating that Sony is scrambling to prevent Microsoft from taking over the franchise. While it’s unclear what the future holds for Call of Duty on PlayStation, one thing is certain – Sony needs to come up with a better plan to counter the game’s addiction.
Sony’s attempts to release open-world, third-person, stealth-in-the-grass games have not been able to match up to the popularity of Call of Duty. The gaming world is changing, and it’s time for Sony to think outside the box and come up with something new and innovative that can capture gamers’ attention.