Microsoft and Sony Enter 10-Year Agreement for COD

Call of Duty will remain on PlayStation consoles, according to a recent announcement by the CEO of Xbox, Phil Spencer.

PlayStation gamers worried about the recent Microsoft-Activision merger can finally release a sigh of relief as it’s been confirmed that Call of Duty will remain on PlayStation consoles for the next decade. According to a recent tweet from Phil Spencer, CEO of Xbox:

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.

According to reporting from The Verge, the deal includes a 10-year commitment but only for Call of Duty. Surprisingly or not so surprising, the upcoming Starfield game will be an Xbox and PC exclusive, which may expose a glimpse into the future of new IPs being developed by Microsoft. While classic titles like COD have been on PlayStation consoles for decades, it’s unlikely that other highly-popular IPs that have traditionally been Xbox exclusives like Halo will remain so. 

This back-and-forth between regulators and the massive corporation that is Microsoft resulted in a few successions, but perhaps not enough to urge the company to make commitments to bring cross-platform play for various other Microsoft-developed games. 

The result will be fewer gamers being able to connect with friends, which is not good for the community. Hopefully, this 10-year agreement is the first in a long line of games that Microsoft-Activision will agree to develop for competing consoles. 

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