The format holder had reportedly planned to host the showcase on October 20, 2022 and would have included a number of major reveals including the new game from Hideo Kojima as well as a Silent Hill announcement. Sony supposedly delayed the event as it was felt it would add weight to Microsoft’s comments in the CMA investigation.
In case you haven’t been following our coverage, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is currently investigating Microsoft for the planned acquisition with the intention of deterring whether or not it could weekend competition within the games industry.
The deal would bring a portfolio of some of biggest franchises in gaming under Microsoft’s umbrella, including Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, and Overwatch among others.
Microsoft recently accused the CMA of adopting Sony’s complaints over its proposed buyout of the publishing powerhouse, and has maintained that it will keep Call of Duty on PlayStation platforms after the acquisition is complete. PlayStation boss Jim Ryan however has said that the Xbox maker’s offer was ‘inadequate on many levels.’
Furthermore, Microsoft also suggested that Sony and Nintendo will remain the ‘biggest players in traditional gaming‘ even after the deal has gone through.
[Source – Millie A. on Twitter]