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Microsoft Confirms it Offered Sony Deal to Keep Call of Duty on PlayStation for 10 Years

Microsoft Confirms it Offered Sony Deal to Keep Call of Duty on PlayStation for 10 Years - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 06 December 2022 / 2,136 Views

Microsoft president Brad Smith in an op-ed on The Wall Street Journal has confirmed Microsoft offered a deal to Sony to keep Call of Duty games on PlayStation for 10 years. 

The company is open to making the same commitment to other platforms and to make it so regulators in the US, UK, and European Union can enforce the deal.

"We’ve offered Sony a 10-year contract to make each new Call of Duty release available on PlayStation the same day it comes to Xbox," said Smith. "We’re open to providing the same commitment to other platforms and making it legally enforceable by regulators in the US, UK, and European Union."

Smith added the deal is about Apple and Google and over their control over the mobile market has limited innovation and hurt competition. 

Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard has so far been approved in BrazilSaudi Arabia, and Serbia unconditionally.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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12 Comments
Mr Puggsly (on 06 December 2022)

Sony: "Anything hurting our market dominance should be stopped."

  • +14
Dante9 Mr Puggsly (on 07 December 2022)

Yeah, it's called business. What of it?

  • +1
KLXVER (on 06 December 2022)

Sony should just take the deal and spend the next 10 years coming up with a replacement for COD. Bungie can help.

  • +11
V-r0cK KLXVER (on 06 December 2022)

That's what I'm saying too. Sony should just take what it can get and move on with new FPS projects/revive old ones.

  • +8
Azzanation (on 06 December 2022)

Its not losing CoD thats the issue, its losing the Deals to make their version standout above the rest and CoD being on GP. Sony dont want parity between versions, they need the best version.

  • +3
Jumpinbeans (on 06 December 2022)

They should extend the 10yr offering for Diablo as well.

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 06 December 2022)
  • -12