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Sony’s gaming CEO says 'alarm bells' started over Microsoft-Activision deal last August

Sony Interactive Entertainment Chief Executive Jim Ryan told a US court today he wasn't overly concerned about Microsoft’s $69 billion bid for Activision Blizzard until he began to fear Microsoft might pull the blockbuster Call of Duty franchise from PlayStation.
As the hearing in the US Federal Trade Commission’s attempt

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Michael Acton

Senior Correspondent

Michael is a senior correspondent for MLex in San Francisco, where he moved in 2020 after working in our Brussels bureau. Before joining MLex, he reported on EU politics as the Financial Times’ Nico Colchester Fellow in Brussels. Michael has a degree in International Relations and Politics from the University of Cambridge, and a degree in History and French from University College London and Paris IV Sorbonne.

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