The acquisition of Activision – Blizzard by Microsoft shook the world of gaming a few months ago. While many franchises are in play, it is on Call of Duty that fans are wondering the most, with an essential question: will it still be accessible to PlayStation players?
Even if the firm founded by Bill Gates had already answered the question, Microsoft recently came to confirm its words, so that the doubt no longer remains. Call of Duty will always be an accessible game on all gaming platforms, including PlayStation. The company explains that exclusivity would have no advantage, neither financial nor ethical.
Regardless of whether Sony’s criticism of content exclusivity is unsurprising – given that PlayStation’s entire strategy has been centered around exclusivity over the years – the reality is that the strategy of withholding Activision Blizzard’s games by not distributing them to rival console stores just wouldn’t be profitable for Microsoft […] The hypothetical adoption of any content removal strategy would not be profitable for Microsoft and, even if implemented, such strategies would have no competitive impact.
The question of the exclusivity of Call of Duty has occupied many minds since the takeover of Activision by Microsoft. The company clarified the situation.