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CALL OF DUTY TO REMAIN ON PLAYSTATION FOR MINIMUM OF 10 YEARS

| GNG News COD | Published: July 17, 2023 |

 

Microsoft first announced their intentions to buy Activision Blizzard King on January 18, 2022, more than a year and a half ago. It has been a lengthy and long winded battle from different sides, with fans left divided on if the merger was good or bad for them.


It now seems inevitable that the Microsoft x Activision Blizzard merger will go ahead. The Xbox company has overcome nearly every hurdle including legal battles with the FTC with only the UK's CMA still putting up some resistance.


Last night it was announced by all parties that Xbox and PlayStation had come to an agreement over the future of Call of Duty. Although, not as good a deal offered to them over a year ago, Sony has confirmed that the popular FPS franchise will remain on their platform for at least another 10 years.


It is reported that the deal made will only protect Call of Duty for PlayStation users, all other ABK games are now off the table. It is unlikely that Microsoft would remove any other titles such as Diablo or Overwatch away from the Japanese based company as it would negatively impact profits. That being said, Xbox would have the legal right too now should they wish.



We are sure that PlayStation head honcho, Jim Ryan and Sony are most displeased with the outcome, as we are sure some fans are but this deal secures Call of Duty on PS for a long time.


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