Call Of Duty is still on PlayStation for a few more years
Good news PlayStation Call of Duty players: Microsoft says you’ll have “a few more years” to play shooters on your Sony console.
Based on The Vergeearlier this year, Microsoft’s Xbox boss Phil Spencer committed to PlayStation boss Jim Ryan in a letter that says that Call of Duty won’t disappear from the PlayStation store anytime soon if Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard is approved by regulators.
“In January, we provided a signed agreement to Sony to secure Call of Duty on PlayStation, with comparable content and features, for at least a few more years beyond Sony’s current contract, an offer that goes beyond the game industry’s usual deals,” said Phil Spencer, head of early Xbox, say The Verge.
Although it is not known exactly how long “a few years” will be, PlayStation players fear that CoD the franchise will become an Xbox exclusive along with Bethesda’s upcoming space action titles, Starfieldcan breathe easily at least for a while longer.
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Back in January, Microsoft announced it was closing in on a $70 billion deal to buy Activision Blizzardpublisher behind Overwatch, Diablo, Call of Dutyand Candy Crush. Currently, Microsoft is debate with legislators and regulatory groups around the world say their deal is in progress and will not harm the gaming industry.
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One such statement from the Xbox company appeared in a report from New Zealand Trade Commission published in Junewhere the large corporation asserts that there is “nothing unique about the video games developed and published by Activision” and that no games, including Call of Duty franchises, are “must have” games for any game company or rival platform owner.
Shortly after Microsoft announced its acquisition of Activision, Sony revealed its acquisition plan Fate 2 Bungie maker for $3.6 billion and invested $1 billion in Epic Games. Sony’s investment in Epic Games marks the PlayStation company’s third recent round of spending, as it bought Bluepoint GamesThe studio behind the highly rated PS5 the soul of the devil remaster, last year.