Sony Boss Challenges Square Enix Boss To COD: Black Ops III Game
It seems like competition isn’t limited to sales these days but extends, instead, to physical or let us say virtual games. A boss of one of the top tech companies in the world challenges another boss from a renowned game maker.Advertisement
It was revealed that Sony President Atsushi Morita has challenged Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda to a duel in an arcade video game that both of them has some attachment. The star of the battle is Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Both companies are known to be publishers of the game; Square Enix is the former one while Sony is the current.
According to Push, the bitter rivalry between the two companies is detailed in a video where Morita has confidently called out his rival and recommended a battle. The heated conversation between the executives were re-enacted by their look-a-like actors.
At the end of the conversation, a battle was revealed to be happening this Feb. 26 where they will be leading their own teams on Nico Nico by 9 in the evening, Japan time or 7 am Eastern time. The game can be watch at the said site on a live stream. The two big bosses evidently has been planning the said duel for a long time. Gamezone reports that the duel was planned since Nov. 28, 2015.
Some are saying that the upcoming battle is most likely the result of Sony becoming the new publisher of the latest Call of Duty game. The role was previously filled by Microsoft who have been long time backer before Square Enix took over. It became the series’ publisher before Sony moved in to publish the PS4 version directly with the latest Black Ops III, reports Dual shockers. However, the friction seems to not involve the Windows company but seems to be contained only between the two recent publishers.