Since then Microsoft announced intention to repurchase Activision Blizzard, one of the hot questions standing on everyone’s lips is related to Call of Duty: Xbox will allow it to launch on PlayStation consoles? Will Warzone maintain diversity? Does it stick to the annual release?
We may have some preliminary answers on at least one of those issues now, a week later. original acquisition press release has been shared. A new report from Bloomberg claims Sony and Activision have made contractual arrangements to release “at least” the next three Call of Duty games on PlayStation and that Microsoft will have to honor that, takeover or not.
Last week, we heard Sony release a statement saying it expects Microsoft to honor existing “contractual agreements” with PlayStation, and this is definitely what it is referring to.
This means that PS5 – and for a while, PS4 – versions of the game will still have to hit the market. It can also mean Warzone, as an existing community, will remain on the PlayStation platform for the foreseeable future and receive any updates regarding newly released games for the period specified in the contract.
Bloomberg suggests that the first of the planned Call of Duty games will be Infinity Ward’s sequel, possibly another Modern Warfare game, slated for a 2022 release. , a Treyarch-developed title slated for 2023. Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier has also tweeted that Warzone 2 could be scheduled for next year.
So what happens when this contract period ends? We can look at what happened before that to get an answer. Microsoft has honored pre-existing contractual agreements; both Arkane’s Deathloop and Tango Gameworks: Tokyo’s Ghostwire are still considered PS5 exclusives, despite the company’s acquisition of Bethesda/Zenimax. However, Microsoft later announced that Bethesda’s sci-fi RPG, Starfield, was its own. Coudl, we see something similar happening with CoD? It is not impossible.
If you’re curious to see what this industry-shaking deal can do for Xbox, we’ve published the list of dream games we want to see comes from this acquisition, from World’s Edge’s new Warcraft RTS to Tim Schafer’s Spyro the Dragon, you can read it now!
https://www.vg247.com/call-of-duty-3-games-playstation-warzone-2 Call of Duty’s next three games are still coming to PlayStation – report