For the next 10 years, PlayStation could have a Call of Duty game, but after that you’d have to make it yourself.
Microsoft vs. Sony over Call of Duty and Co. A story that has been going on for more than a year since it was announced that Microsoft wanted to shell out nearly $70 billion from Activision-Blizzard. And even if you show mercy in Redmond (USA) and want to share Call of Duty for other platforms over the next 10 years (that is, until 2033), it will eventually become an exclusive franchise of the Xbox ecosystem. After all, Sony has ten years to build its own Call of Duty. It’s a nice situation. or not?
According to a report by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), “Microsoft believes that 10 years is sufficient for Sony, as the leading publisher and console platform, to develop alternatives to Call of Duty.”
Sony Playstation 6 without Call of Duty
Microsoft’s statement also states that the deal Nintendo and Nvidia acquired was also for Sony. It’s unclear whether games released over the next 10 years will remain in competing storefronts or will be removed after the deal expires. So it could be entirely possible that from day to day Call of Duty could completely disappear from PlayStation consoles.
games last year [Deals] The CMA said in a statement that the download can continue to be played for the duration of this console’s operation. This indicates that games must be installed in order to be played after this date (10 years from now).
Microsoft puts the cards on the table
What we know now: Microsoft is willing to share Call of Duty with everyone, including Sony, for the next 10 years. Everything to be able to take over Activision Blizzard and above all to make it big in the field of smartphones thanks to King and Candy Crush.
Will this period of time be enough for Sony? Sony Interactive Entertainment trainer Jim Ryan You want to completely block the deal anyway, because it leaked. Because you can’t live without Call of Duty. Certainly an interesting opinion given the number of franchises that have come out exclusively for PlayStation systems in recent years. Not only internal developments, but also acquisitions from third-party developers. Even with Call of Duty, PlayStation got the edge with exclusive content that was only available on PlayStation consoles for at least 30 days.
Alternative: Killzone revival?
Sony already had a shooter franchise that was very successful. Guerrilla Games is best known today for its Horizon games, but before that the Dutch were busy with Killzone, a shooter franchise exclusive to PlayStation consoles. The first Killzone game for PlayStation 2 was released in 2004 and billed as the “Halo Killer”. It was definitely a first-person shooter with a good multiplayer mode, but you couldn’t kill Halo because, especially at the time, Halo 2 and Xbox Live’s multiplayer mode set the standard for online shooters on consoles.
There were 6 games in total, with all consoles serviced over time. Killzone: Liberation was released for the PlayStation Portable (PSP) in 2006. Killzone 2 followed three years later for the PS3. Likewise for PlayStation 3, Killzone 3 released in 2011. With Killzone Mercenary, the Guerrilla franchise has also arrived on PS Vita. Killzone: Shadow Fall is a PlayStation 4 (PS4) launch title and also the series finale of the shooter. Fans of that time can certainly imagine going back. Whether you challenge Call of Duty with it? Sony will have the power to do that. Unfortunately, the PlayStation 5 franchise has been missed.
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