Microsoft’s recent acquisition of Activision Blizzard marks a significant milestone for the tech giant. Despite facing legal challenges in the United States, Microsoft successfully overcame the obstacles and completed the acquisition, solidifying its position in the gaming industry. Moreover, the deal didn’t only impact Microsoft’s future; it also had implications for Sony and PlayStation users in regards of games such as Call of Duty.
As part of the agreement, Microsoft and Sony collaborated to ensure the continued availability of the popular game franchise, Call of Duty, on the PlayStation platform. This move came as a relief to PlayStation gamers, who can now continue enjoying their favorite first-person shooter series without any disruptions.
What do we know about the new deal?
During a press conference today, Phil Spencer, the president of Xbox, made a groundbreaking announcement, revealing that Sony and Microsoft have officially signed a “binding agreement.” This agreement aims at securing the popular Call of Duty series on the PlayStation platform.
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
The arrangement between Sony and Microsoft concerning the future of Call of Duty is highly favorable. Most of the player community is centered around PlayStation. There was uncertainty regarding the recent deal with Activision Blizzard and its impact on the game. Luckily, users can now put their concerns to rest since the game will remain playable on all platforms.
Nevertheless, it’s uncertain whether this agreement is temporary or long-lasting. There’s a possibility of Microsoft eventually making the game an exclusive, or it may not happen at all. Allowing gamers to enjoy this first-person shooter on all platforms.
The next installment in the Modern Warfare series is likely to release this fall, around October-November. Reports indicate that Call of Duty 2024 will feature a Gulf War setting. This implies that the upcoming Call of Duty game could be a spin-off or sequel within the Black Ops franchise. It could possibly follow in the footsteps of Mason and Woods.
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Modern Warfare 3 is reportedly set to release this fall for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.