Sigh! For the record, Sony is not making Superman a PS5 exclusive
The ongoing multi-billion dollar Activision Blizzard buyout drama has had its fair share of embarrassing moments from all parties, but this one borders on parody. Lawyers on Microsoft’s side, likely on seven-figure salaries themselves, are proposed in a recent document. Published by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority that Sony is making a Superman game exclusively for the PS5. Of course it isn’t, and it’s just a typo.
It is more likely the legal team means To refer to Marvel’s Spider-Man, developed by PlayStation’s first-party studio, Insomniac Games. The error came as part of a counterargument from Microsoft, in which it claimed there was “never evidence […] A single franchise can drive console sales. This makes the point regarding Call of Duty, which has been a major point of contention for regulators, because of concerns that if the Xbox series were to become exclusive, it would significantly harm the PlayStation’s ability to compete. will deliver
Regulators in the UK and Europe will make a final decision on the deal in a little over a month. Microsoft is using that time wisely, signing contracts with all kinds of “competition” to do Call of Duty for its platforms for the next ten years. Of course, the one organization that has so far refused to sign, Sony, remains very much at the center of the storm.
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