Call of Duty is arguably one, if not the most engaging first-person shooter on the market. Regardless of platforms, one of them will have exclusive DLC, like PlayStation getting access to DLC a month ago in some PS4 games. Anyway, the game’s developer, Activision Blizzard, is in the process of being acquired by Microsoft.
There is some update related to the fate of the series on PlayStation. Back in January, Microsoft agreed to a deal in which Call of Duty would remain available on PlayStation consoles for the next several years. As of today, the deal will extend beyond what was previously agreed upon for several years.
“In January, we provided Sony with a signed agreement 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 would be in line with specific gaming industry agreements. beyond,” says Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer in a given statement.
The biggest note of controversy before it is what happens next “many more years”. Theoretically, if desired, Microsoft could make the series exclusive to Xbox and PC. However, the fact that Microsoft is committed to maintaining the game on PlayStation beyond the contractual agreement essentially refutes this thinking. Of course, Microsoft could pull the plug on this Call of Duty deal at any time, and thus, it’s a major concern for Sony and CMA.
Console exclusivity possibilities depend on whether the Activision Blizzard acquisition even takes place, as it’s still pending. If the deal doesn’t work out, things will probably be as they are now. The concern to be there has certainly been established, as after Microsoft acquired Bethesda, Starfield and Redfall were made into Xbox exclusives.
However it may go, we’ll continue to update as more information and content related to Call of Duty’s platform becomes available.