Call of Duty will remain on PlayStation, at least for the next 10 years.
Following Microsoft's victory in the legal battle with the FTC over the Activision-Blizzard acquisition, Sony has signed a new agreement to ensure the franchise stays on its consoles. Xbox head Phil Spencer announced the "binding agreement" between the two companies, emphasizing Microsoft's commitment to addressing regulatory concerns and expanding Call of Duty's availability across multiple platforms.
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 choice to play their favorite games.
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) July 16, 2023
Although specific details of the deal have not been disclosed, it is speculated to be similar to the 10-year agreement Microsoft made with Nintendo earlier in the year. However, there is no expectation of any PlayStation-exclusive content resulting from this deal, such as timed exclusive game modes or maps. Also, Stephen Totilo from Axios said that the Sony Call of Duty deal is indeed for 10 years, mirroring the arrangement Nintendo made.
Sony has confirmed with me/Axios that PlayStation's Call of Duty deal with Microsoft (pending Activision purchase) is for 10 years
I'm looking forward to still being on this beat in 2033 and covering the next round of Nintendo, Nvidia and Sony contract negotiations for CoD) https://t.co/sdMuaccfNV
— Stephen Totilo (@stephentotilo) July 16, 2023
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