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Call of Duty will probably be an Xbox exclusive after 2023

Published: 16:11, 26 January 2022
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Activision are committed to releasing three Call of Duty games on PlayStation after the Microsoft acquisition. 

Following Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard, the biggest question is whether Call of Duty games would be limited to the Xbox ecosystem. 

Phil Spencer, the head of Microsoft Gaming, has already stated that Xbox have the desire to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation platforms, but that's about as vague as it gets.

Sony also said they are expecting Microsoft to "abide by contractual agreements and continue to ensure Activision games are multiplatform”. It does seem that Sony have some sort of a deal with Activision that would keep Call of Duty on the PlayStation platform but when does such a deal expire?

Well, according to  Bloomberg , Activision will release at least the next three Call of Duty games on PlayStation. That's Call of Duty 2022, rumoured to be Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty 2023 and  Call of Duty Warzone 2, which is reportedly in development.

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After that, it's hard to predict whether or not Call of Duty will remain on PlayStation. Microsoft have respected the contractual agreements before when they acquired Obsidian Entertainment and Bethesda but locked new games like Starfield and Avowed to the Xbox ecosystem.

It's safe to assume that they will follow the same pattern with Activision Blizzard games including Call of Duty but until officially confirmed, take everything with a pinch of salt. 

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