Xbox and PlayStation Sign Deal To Keep Call of Duty On Both Platforms
18 Jul 2023
Xbox and Playstation have signed a deal to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation after Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard goes through.
An agreement of a 10-year deal to keep the franchise on PlayStation has now been reached and confirmed by Kari Perez, head of global communications at Xbox, according to The Verge.
This brings to an end the bitter public and private battle between the two gaming giants over the past year after Microsoft announced its proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard in January 2022.
Objections over the industry shaking purchase centred around the fact that the deal would give Microsoft too much control over the gaming market, given the dominance of Call of Duty among players on consoles.
Sony has repeatedly maintained that it fears Microsoft could make Call of Duty exclusive to Xbox or sabotage the Playstation version of the game, while Microsoft has maintained it would not make financial sense to pull the game from Sony’s consoles.