Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision has gone successful and that would only mean players would be getting access to even more games via Microsoft’s gaming subscription service. While this will be good news for PC as well as Xbox gamers, PlayStation fans are a bit worried. And there is a fair enough reason to be worried. A lot of games that were earlier available on both platforms i.e. Xbox and PlayStation might soon become exclusive titles just for the Xbox and Game Pass platforms.
Out of the numerous games that are under the Activision belt, the most notable and popular franchise is Call of Duty. While the rest of the games don’t matter as much, PlayStation fans have gotten worried since they believe that newer Call of Duty games could be exclusive only to Xbox and PC. Thankfully enough Xbox Boss, Phil Spencer stated in a tweet that the Call of Duty games will continue to be released and made available for PlayStation consoles.
Here is what Phil Spencer Tweeted:
“We are pleased to announce that Microsoft and PlayStation have signed a binding agreement to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation following the acquisition of Activision Blizzard. We look forward to a future where players globally have more choices to play their favorite games.”
So the deal between Microsoft and Sony with regard to Call of Duty is a 10-year deal. Meaning from this year onwards until 2033 that is. We should be seeing a good number of Call of Duty games being released not only for the current generation consoles but also for the upcoming Xbox and PlayStation consoles. So, the short answer is Yes, PlayStation owners will be able to continue playing Call of Duty games for another 10 years. What happens after the deal comes to an end? Nobody knows.
While the 10-year deal seems good enough for PlayStation fans, Nintendo Switch owners will soon also be able to enjoy the upcoming Call of Duty games for at least 10 years. It does seem odd to be having Call of Duty on a handheld console, but that is the deal as stated by Micorosft for Nintendo.