PlayStation is a partner of call of Duty Franchised for almost a decade, but that seems to be a thing of the past after recent developments.
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As highlighted in a tweet from a Twitter user idle sloth, PlayStation may have lost its marketing deal with Activision. In one of its recent corporate strategy meetings, Sony previewed the games it has marketing deals with. Some notable names in the list are GTA 5, Genshin Impact, the Avatar game, and Hogwarts Legacy. However, the biggest surprise is the fact that Call of Duty is nowhere to be found in the list.
Call of Duty’s long partnership with PlayStation appears to have ended
While we didn’t get a PlayStation-exclusive Call of Duty as such, there was exclusivity in a different form. For example, Call of Duty Black Ops 4 was a limited-time exclusive, while others included some special game modes or expansions for a limited time. Call of Duty Modern Warfare’s Survival mode was a platform exclusive for a full year, while Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War had some PlayStation-exclusive Zombies content.
When Vanguard released last year, PlayStation users were in for quite a surprise, as the extra perks were reduced to almost nothing. Aside from some Double XP events and some in-game items, there’s nothing notable that PlayStation users enjoyed. This seems to have set a precedent for the growing rift between companies.
Given that Activision is now part of Microsoft, this shouldn’t come as a huge surprise. As things stand, the next three iterations of the game will definitely be coming to PlayStation. But beyond that, things could go both ways as Microsoft could look to bolster its roster of Activision’s flagship franchises.
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