Activision Blizzard executive Lulu Cheng Meservey has bizarrely claimed that The Last of Us HBO TV show‘s success further justifies Microsoft’s purchase of Activision Blizzard. Cheng, who is no stranger to bizarre statements, says that Microsoft needs Activision to compete because PlayStation has “an unrivaled war chest of IP.”
Activision urges FTC to take note of The Last of Us HBO show
In a series of tweets, Meservey praised The Last of Us TV series and urged U.S. regulator Federal Trade Commission to watch the show. FTC recently sued to block the Microsoft Activision deal.
According to Meservey, the HBO show’s overwhelming success is proof that Microsoft’s purchase of Activision won’t harm Sony.
Hi @FTC — did you catch last night’s episode of The Last of Us? It was incredible.
No wonder the show is breaking records. It’s a true blockbuster, watched by tens of millions.
If you haven’t already, you should check it out. You may be particularly interested in the fact that pic.twitter.com/MhcT0DmOsM
— Lulu Cheng Meservey (@lulumeservey) January 30, 2023
“In gaming, Sony is ‘the first of us’ and they will be just fine without the FTC’s protection,” Meservey concluded.
Meservey’s tweets drew criticism from a number of followers, who pointed out that Sony helped create The Last of Us.