A few days ago we woke up to some historic news within the gaming sector. Mainly because Microsoft announced the purchase of Activision Blizzard for a high figure: 68,700 million dollars. And of course, Sony came to the fore to show their concerns.
The Japanese giant was worried about the possibility that one of the most successful franchises, Call of Duty, will no longer be available on Sony consoles due to purchase by Microsoft. It is true that the Redmond-based company came to the fore to make it clear that things would continue as they are and that COD would not stop being available on PS5. For now, at least.
Now through the fellow Bloomberg, we can confirm that at least the next three games in the Call of Duty franchise will be available on both Xbox and Sony PS5. Excellent news for users of a console from the Japanese manufacturer, since they are guaranteed a margin time.
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What will happen next, end of COD on PS5?
As we were saying, Bloomberg has confirmed that Activision had a deal to bring upcoming Call of Duty titles to PS5, and this deal was done before the company was bought by Microsoft.. And from there Phil Spencer would have said that Microsoft wants to “keep Call of Duty on PlayStation” and that the company intends to abide by existing agreements, so it seems that Activision’s commitment to Sony will remain.
Thus, there will be a new Modern Warfare signed by Infinity Ward, a new Call of Duty game from Treyarch, plus a free-to-play Battle Royale called Call of Duty: Warzone. And it is true that there is still a long way to go before Activision becomes part of Microsoft. Remember that the purchase will close at some point in Microsoft’s fiscal year 2023, which begins on July 1 of this year and lasts until June 30, 2023.
the problem is thinking what can happen next. It is clear that Microsoft does not have to continue offering its games to all platforms. And the lack of Call of Duty on Sony consoles would be a serious blow to the waterline of its great rival.
At the moment we can not confirm anything, but things do not look too good for Sony. For starters, Microsoft has already announced that the next Elder Scrolls, the latest title in Bethesda’s popular franchise, will be exclusive to Xbox and Windows. And while it is true that other games, such as Minecraft, are still cross-platform, everything indicates that the Redmond-based giant will want the Call of Duty saga to be exclusive to its console.