Sony CEO Releases Statement on Future of Call of Duty’s Exclusivity

Tahmid Shihab Murshed
By Tahmid Shihab Murshed
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Xbox and Sony have agreed on a neutral CoD exclusivity deal. However, according to Sony’s CEO, Xbox has decided to keep CoD on PlayStation for the next three years.

Call of Duty has been exclusive to PlayStation consoles since 2015. However, Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision resulted in many speculations about the game’s future. Most players have suggested that the game turns into a PC and Xbox exclusive, taking PlayStation out of the equation.

In a recent report, the CMA or Competitive and Markets Authority has stated that Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision raises many concerns. CMA’s significant concern is Microsoft blocking their competitors’ access to many titles, including CoD.

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Is Call of Duty going Xbox only?

Microsoft has been evident with its stand on Call of Duty’s exclusivity. They have stated on many occasions that they will block access to this game for PlayStation. Both platforms will receive the game on the same day without any difficulties.

However, Sony’s CEO claims that this is not the case. In a recent statement, he quoted that Xbox has only agreed to keep CoD on its platform for the next three years. Furthermore, he also expressed how this was not “adequate” on many levels.

As of writing, Activision and Sony have agreed on the terms that CoD will remain on PlayStation for the foreseeable future. However, as Sony’s CEO statement contradicts the real deal, it’s still unclear what the game’s future holds.

Besides Activision, Bethesda has also been acquired by Microsoft. Unfortunately, Microsoft’s many developer studios have made most people worry about the game industry’s future. Microsoft’s too much publishing power creates a dilemma that will cloud people’s minds as game exclusivity generates more console sales.

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Tahmid Shihab Murshed is an FPS writer at GameRiv. Born with a knack for gaming, he has played all types of games out there. He has a heartfelt love for Call of Duty, and other shooter titles out there.