In the near future, PlayStation fans will not have to worry too much about the fate of Activision Blizzard games on PlayStation consoles as at least three more Call of Duty games will be on the console.
According to a report by Bloomberg (via VGC), Activision Blizzard had already agreed to three more Call of Duty games across PlayStation Xbox consoles. The games are said to be “Modern Warfare 2 from Infinity Ward later this year, a new game from Black Ops developer Treyarch next year, and Warzone 2, which is also said to be planned for release in 2023.”
The fate of Activision Blizzard games like Call of Duty on PlayStation consoles came into question after Xbox acquired Activision Blizzard last week for $68.7 billion. While games like Call of Duty or Overwatch benefit from being multiplatform, Xbox also benefits from having these games as exclusives for their console and Xbox Game Pass service.
Since the acquisition, both Xbox and Sony have been clear about their plans to keep some Activision Blizzard games multiplatform. Microsoft representatives, like CEO of Microsoft Gaming Phil Spencer, have expressed their intention to honor Activision Blizzard’s existing contracts. There is also the thought that regulators may not approve of the deal if Microsoft were to make games like Call of Duty platform exclusive.
However, it is still unclear what will happen after the contractual obligations are met. Call of Duty may continue to be on Sony and other platforms after those contracts but only time will tell.