The Last of Us HBO

Well, that's a new tact. Lulu Cheng Meservey, Activision Blizzard’s Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Chief Communications Officer, thinks that HBO's adaptation of The Last of Us is great. Like, REALLY good. So good, in fact, that she believes it is proof that Microsoft's $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard should be allowed to go ahead.

The executive made the point on Twitter in a bid to draw the Federal Trade Commission's attention to the meteoric success of Sony's latest TV foray, which is something we would have to imagine at least someone there is aware of.

Meservey goes on to state that Sony "continues to dominate" the console market, and that its impressive breadth of IP across gaming, TV, movies, and music is truly formidable. She signs off by stating, "in gaming, Sony is “the first of us” - and they will be just fine without the FTC’s protection."

It's a bold strategy, Cotton, and it remains to be seen whether it pays off. It's just the latest twist in a story that has run on for more than a year now, with Sony maintaining that Activision Blizzard needs to remain independent and Microsoft doing everything in its power to push the issue through.

Do you think Meservey's argument has merit? Is Sony really the "first of us"? How much longer will this state of affairs continue? Make a convincing argument in the comments section below.

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