Sony, MS, and ABK said that Sony has a deal with Activision that affects current and some of the upcoming CoD games (we officially don't know how many of them, rumors say they are Warzone 2 and the next couple of normal ones).Where does it say the existing agreement is the same 3 year deal Phil supposedly proposed back to Jim?
Maybe the deal ends earlier and Phil’s latest deal is 3 years beyond it.
Maybe the deal ends in 2 years, and Phil’s 3 year deal includes it, so that means it’s one year more than planned. So that would be what Phil said, it goes beyond the existing.
Phil recently said:
“In January, we provided a SIGNED AGREEMENT to Sony to guarantee Call of Duty on PlayStation, with feature and content parity, for AT LEAST several more years beyond the current Sony contract, an offer that goes well beyond typical gaming industry agreements,” says Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer in a statement to The Verge.
Back in January Phil said "I confirmed our intent to honor all existing agreements upon acquisition of Activision Blizzard and our desire to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation":
Any there are many more statements from him, corporate MS blogs, replies to market regulators, their president on tv etc. with a similar narrative of wanting to keep CoD on PS like with Minecraft etc.
And after reading all the previous comments but specially the most recent one where he said: “In January, we provided a SIGNED AGREEMENT to Sony to guarantee Call of Duty on PlayStation, with feature and content parity, for AT LEAST several more years beyond the current Sony contract" Jim Ryan clarified that MS doesn't intend to keep CoD on PS after the current ABK+Sony contract and that MS only offered them 3 extra years after the ABK+Sony deal ends.
Jim also mentioned that this 3 years offer was 'inappropiate in multiple levels', leading to think that MS asked Sony something unreasonable in exchange for this 3 years extension (probably a shit ton of money, to make certain Sony games multiplatform, or to reduce them the 30% revenue cut, or to allow them publish GP on PS, or stuff like that).
Which also probably could mean that Sony wouldn't have signed that 3 years extension, in case of which CoD may (or may not) stop being released on PS when the ABK+Sony deal ends.