Sony and Microsoft potentially held a meeting to discuss the Call of Duty license amid the ongoing Activision Blizzard deal. Eagle-eyed Twitter users have tracked Sony’s private jet using publicly available data, noticing that it had made a trip from London to Seattle — the location of Microsoft’s headquarters.
Sony and Microsoft allegedly meeting to reach “resolution” over CoD
The private jet data reveals the trip made by Sony, adding further credibility to the claims that the two companies have met. Alternatively, Bungie’s studio is also located near Seattle, though there has already been speculation that Sony and Microsoft have met to discuss the terms of the latter’s deal with Activision Blizzard.
According to the Substack business publication SuperJoost Playlist, Sony previously met with Microsoft “for the first time in 18 months” in an effort to come to a resolution over the Call of Duty license, and that their “publicly cold relationship appears to be thawing.”
there are rumors flying around about Sony execs meeting with Microsoft recently to discuss CoD. It's based on private jet data showing a Sony jet flying to Seattle recently. Bungie (Sony acquired them last year) is also based near Seattle https://t.co/4gKZk0t6qc pic.twitter.com/vwcj94cLXQ
— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) February 17, 2023
HARD EVIDENCE: #Sony executives flew from London to Seattle in a Falcon 8X on February 6, presumably to negotiate #CallofDuty license with #Microsoft https://t.co/8xFsa02K58#ActivisionBlizzard #antitrust #mergers #PlayStation #Xbox
Many thanks to @g_3_r__ $ATVI pic.twitter.com/fAEO67hEms
— Florian Mueller (@FOSSpatents) February 17, 2023
If this private jet data does in fact reveal that Sony has once again met with the Xbox manufacturer, this could suggest that the companies will strike up a deal that will see the Activision Blizzard deal being pushed through with concessions made to appease Sony. With concerns that Call of Duty would eventually wind up leaving the PlayStation platform,