After the huge news regarding Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision, PlayStation gamers are wondering what will happen to future Call of Duty releases.
Ever since the announcement of Microsoft’s purchase of Activision, the gaming community has gone wild all over the world. The deal is arguably the biggest acquisition in gaming history and was even worth more than Disney’s purchase of the Star Wars franchise (Lucasfilm).
The deal is surrounded by many question marks at the moment, but for PlayStation users who don’t know what this means for Call of Duty on the platform, here’s all the information you need.
The deal involves games under Activision and Activision Blizzard, which subsequently means that Xbox will own Call of Duty.
It took the community by surprise when it was announced and naturally a lot of people were wondering.
For example, Call of Duty has had a close relationship with PlayStation for a few years now, giving them exclusive/early access to content, so what happens after the deal closes?
Will Call of Duty still be on PlayStation?
Phil Spencer of Xbox, the CEO of Microsoft Gaming, confirmed in a statement on Twitter that Call of Duty will remain on PlayStation after the acquisition. Additionally, the Xbox CEO has also confirmed that he will honor all existing agreements Sony has with Call of Duty.
On February 9, a blog post from Microsoft reaffirmed its commitment to providing PlayStation owners with new Call of Duty titles in the years to come. Microsoft has confirmed that it has no intention of undermining opportunities for PlayStation users with Xbox-exclusive CoD titles.
Microsoft said they would continue to develop Call of Duty games for all platforms beyond the existing agreements in place, “we are committed to Sony to also make them available on PlayStation beyond the agreement existing and in the future so that Sony fans can continue to enjoy the games they love.
For now, the companies will remain independent of each other until 2023.
This means that Call of Duty 2022 will likely retain much of the PlayStation exclusivity deals that existed and PS gamers won’t have to worry about losing content to Xbox, at least not until those deals expire. commitments and agreements.
Once the deal is done and the commitment to existing contracts and agreements like PlayStation’s exclusive Call of Duty content expires, it’s unclear what will happen in terms of exclusive content. However, it is clear that Call of Duty will still release on PlayStation.
According to Tom Warren, Xbox’s dealings with Bethesda when buying the company could indicate what they will do with Activision. We’ll likely know a lot more about the other games’ exclusivity once the deal is done, but we could see many Activision games become exclusive.
It wouldn’t have been wise for Microsoft to pull Call of Duty games from PlayStation, as the franchise remains the best-selling game on PlayStation platforms in the US and has been for years, with Vanguard recently topping the charts. rankings for 2021.
What can be said, however, is that exclusivity deals can switch from PlayStation to Xbox after the deal is done. Call of Duty games can even be seen on Xbox Game Pass when they release, but that’s all still speculation.
So, there you have it, Call of Duty will remain on PlayStation platforms, but exclusive content can transfer to Xbox and PC. For more, check out every Warzone weapon ranked.
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