Microsoft announces “binding agreement” to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation

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Microsoft has announced a “binding agreement” with Sony to keep the Call of Duty franchise on PlayStation platforms.

After all the court dealings which ruled against the FTC in their battle against Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard, it’s natural for many to wonder about the fate of the Call of Duty franchise, as it was a major talking point against the merger.

Microsoft have put any concerns to rest with their announcement of the signing of a “binding agreement” with Sony that keeps the massive FPS series on PlayStation:

“We are pleased to announce that Microsoft and PlayStation have signed a binding agreement to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation following the acquisition of Activision Blizzard,” Xbox boss Phil Spencer said. “We look forward to a future where players globally have more choice to play their favorite games.”

Microsoft president Brad Smith added, “From Day One of this acquisition, we’ve been committed to addressing the concerns of regulators, platform and game developers, and consumers. Even after we cross the finish line for this deal’s approval, we will remain focused on ensuring that Call of Duty remains available on more platforms and for more consumers than ever before.”

Though with this announcement, no details about it were given. Nothing about how long this deal will last or any conditions about it are known. For comparison, Microsoft also agreed to a 10 year commitment with Nintendo to bring Call of Duty to their platforms late last year.

This should bring about an end to a saga that began at the beginning of last year with the deal expected to close by the end of the week.

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