After the contract with Playstation concludes, Xbox head Phil Spencer recently confirmed that future Call of Duty titles would continue to be available on PlayStation consoles for at least some years. CEO of PlayStation Jim Ryan has recently criticized Spencer’s proposal regarding the Call of Duty strategy plan, deeming it insufficient. Before Spencer pushed their business conversation into the open, Ryan told GamesIndustry.biz he had no plans to remark upon that matter.
Ryan stated, “Microsoft has only offered for Call of Duty to remain on PlayStation for three years after the current agreement between Activision and Sony ends.” He added, “After almost 20 years of Call of Duty on PlayStation, their proposal was inadequate on many levels and failed to take account of the impact on our gamers. We want to guarantee PlayStation gamers continue to have the highest quality Call of Duty experience, and Microsoft’s proposal undermines this principle.”
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Last week, Spencer revealed that the next Call of Duty games would be available on Xbox Game Pass while also being released on PlayStation the same day. After Xbox’s $68.7 billion purchase of Activision Blizzard, it is unclear when the corporation’s next games will become available on Game Pass. A few months ago, it was reported that Activision has plans to release the PlayStation versions of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 2022, Call of Duty 2023, and Call of Duty Warzone 2 in the future. However, it’s tough to predict what will happen afterward.
The next Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 game will be released on consoles and desktop PCs at the end of October. Even still, it appears like the Call of Duty franchise will undergo some change beyond 2022. According to reports, 2023 will mark the first year in almost twenty years that we will not receive a new addition to the Call of Duty lineup.