Sony’s long-running deal with Activision which saw heavy PlayStation marketing along with new Call of Duty content being released first on its platforms is coming to an end.
During an interview with CNBC on Tuesday from Brussels, Microsoft President Brad Smith said that the deal Sony currently has with Activision Blizzard will “expire next year”.
As it currently stands, that means that Call of Duty 2024 — codenamed Cerberus — will be the last of the deal. That leaves PlayStation with two more Call of Duty titles guaranteed to release on the console if an agreement isn’t reached.
Speaking of an agreement, Smith said during the interview that the 10-year did it offered Sony — extending the deal to 12 years total — is better than what Sony currently has.
“I think everybody who’s looked at this would say it’s a better deal for Sony than the one they have right now with Activision Blizzard,” Smith said.
During his conference on Tuesday in Brussels, Smith announced that Microsoft reached a deal with Nvidia to bring Xbox PC games to Nvidia GeForce Now. That would include Activision Blizzard games like Call of Duty, Diablo IV, and others should the $69 billion acquisition be approved.
The company had previously announced a 10-year deal with Nintendo to bring Call of Duty to the Nintendo Switch and future consoles.