Call of Duty exclusive benefits on PlayStation will soon become a thing of the past, as Microsoft finalizes its Activision purchasing deal.
According to information from various sources, the Sony document states that CoD 2023 will be the final game covered by the contract. Activision, on the other hand, claims that the deal extends until the end of 2024.
But, if Sony secures another 10-year deal for CoD with Activision, Microsoft may require the removal of PlayStation-exclusive benefits from the PS maker.
The impact on the current Sony contract with the game developer ending in 2024 remains uncertain, but the rumor suggests exciting possibilities, such as the arrival of Modern Warfare 3 on Game Pass this year, although Microsoft has reportedly stated that Call of Duty cannot be added to the service until 2025.
As shared on Twitter space by Florian Mueller, this rumor sparked speculation and discussion on the potential implications. If it’s true, Microsoft’s ownership of CoD may lead to changes in PlayStation’s exclusive benefits starting in 2025.
Discussions revolve around potential negotiations between Microsoft, Sony, and Activision, including the possibility of Microsoft buying out the Sony-Activision contract. The end of exclusive benefits could be a natural outcome of the acquisition.
Changes in exclusivity benefits may pose challenges for Sony, while Microsoft can enhance its offerings on Xbox platforms and potentially integrate CoD titles into Game Pass.
Sony, in the meantime, has also inked a 10-year deal to keep the popular video game available on PlayStation consoles, following the successful acquisition of Activision Blizzard by the Redmond-based tech giant.
“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,” says Xbox boss Phil Spencer on Twitter.
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