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Former PlayStation Chief Criticizes Industry Consolidation As Sony’s Jim Ryan Expresses Satisfaction With Microsoft’s Call Of Duty Deal

Former PlayStation Chief Criticizes Industry Consolidation As Sony's Jim Ryan Expresses Satisfaction with Microsoft's Call Of Duty Deal

Shawn Layden Voices Concerns Over Industry Consolidation, While Jim Ryan Welcomes Microsoft’s Call of Duty Agreement

Former PlayStation executive Shawn Layden voices apprehension towards industry consolidation, contrasting with outgoing PlayStation boss Jim Ryan’s endorsement of Microsoft’s recent Call of Duty deal.

Ryan, who is set to retire from Sony after three decades, expresses satisfaction with securing a deal to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation platforms for the next decade, despite initial rejection of Microsoft’s offer.

Three Soldiers from the Call Of Duty franchuse.

While Ryan emphasizes the significance of preserving the Call of Duty franchise for PlayStation users, Layden cautions against industry consolidation, citing potential adverse effects on creativity.

Despite Layden’s concerns, Sony has engaged in its fair share of acquisitions in recent years, acquiring studios like Insomniac Games, Bungie, Haven Studios, and Firewalk Studios.